Michelle Obama Shares Prom Dress Photos To Encourage Voting
Former First Lady Michelle Obama shared a photo on Twitter of her prom dress to encourage students to vote.
Throwing it back to my 1982 prom night and this pink satin, polka-dotted dress.
Join the #PromChallenge with @WhenWeAllVote and @MTV and tell us what your school is doing to register students to vote. You could get a free prom for your school! Learn more: https://t.co/ggVjRpS3CU pic.twitter.com/x5lP0LHOUf
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 18, 2020
“Throwing it back to my 1982 prom night and this pink satin, polka-dotted dress,” she tweeted, accompanied by a photo and a call to students to join the challenge created to raise voter turnout. “Join the #PromChallenge with When We All Vote and MTV and tell us what your school is doing to register students to vote. You could get a free prom for your school! ”
As co-chair of When We All Vote, Obama collaborated with MTV’s +1thevote campaign to create a challenge that would “celebrate and recognize 20 high schools across the country integrating voter registration into their schools in the most creative and impactful ways.”
Students have until March 13 to submit their applications complete with their ideas on the When We All Vote website. Other notable celebrities, including Kerry Washington and Tracee Ellis Rose, have tweeted their own photos to raise awareness.
It’s not Thursday but I’m throwin’ it back…to prom! Well, one of em. I went to a few🤣😂 #PromChallenge (I 👀 you @MichelleObama!)@WhenWeAllVote & @MTV are registering students to vote and they might just help YOU throw an unforgettable prom. Sign up👉🏾 https://t.co/BCA9MRa1TL! pic.twitter.com/yXviAjFpBr
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) February 18, 2020
18 yr old me in ‘90 ready for prom in this @armani dress, bangles & shoes. Prom was fun, but my 1st time voting was life changing. If you’re a student or teacher, join @WhenWeAllVote & @MTV’s #PromChallenge & u could win a free prom for your school!
— Tracee Ellis Ross (@TraceeEllisRoss) February 18, 2020