- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Former President Barack Obama posted a campaign video urging young Americans to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden, saying their vote is the first step to create a “new normal” in the country and “change the game entirely.”

“One of the most inspiring things about this year has been to see so many young Americans fired up, organizing, marching, and fighting for change,” Mr. Obama said in a video tweeted late Tuesday. “Your generation can be the one that creates a new normal in America – one that’s fairer, where the system treats everybody equally, and gives everybody opportunity.”

“I know there’s plenty out there to make people feel cynical,” he continued. “And plenty of people are going to seize on that to convince you that your vote doesn’t matter. It’s not new. It’s one of the oldest voter suppression tactics there is. What is new is a growing movement for justice, equality and progress on so many issues.”

The former president said the Nov. 3 election represents a “tipping point” in the country and that people’s votes matter now “more than ever before.”

“Participate and vote,” he said. “It’s not always pretty — trust me, I know. But it’s how, bit by bit, we’ve made progress over the generations. And it’s how your generation is going to change the game entirely.”



Mr. Obama released the video ahead of his first in-person 2020 campaign event for Mr. Biden, which will take place at a drive-in rally in Philadelphia on Wednesday.

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