When Christina Duren started working to get out the vote, she never dreamed that she’d get a personal thank you from Michelle Obama.
“She was just like I imagined her, kind, sweet, and very genuine,” says the Miami resident, founder of the Beautiful Brown Girls Brunch Club, a Meetup group with more than 27,000 members across the country. “She gave me the biggest hug. That really warmed my heart.”
Duren decided to talk with her members about voting after Meetup encouraged its member groups to discuss the importance of voting in the midterm election. More than 100 Meetup organizers, including the Beautiful Brown Girls Brunch Club, devoted time to talk about the issue.
WeWork also worked to increase voter registration, setting up voter registration hubs in 25 cities across the country, including public hub buildings in 10 cities that were open to the public. These hubs allowed people to register online, check their registration status, or find out what steps they need to take to become a registered voter. WeWork, which also partnered with Nonprofit VOTE and TurboVote, registered more than 1,000 new voters.
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