CANCELED: Former First Lady Michelle Obama visit to Calihan Hall March 27

February 01, 2020

Former First Lady Michelle Obama speaking at a When We All Vote event.

UPDATE: Former First Lady Michelle Obama visit to Calihan Hall March 27 canceled

Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of attendees and individuals traveling to Detroit, the When We All Vote event scheduled on March 27 at Calihan Hall has been canceled. Event organizers will explore options to reschedule this rally for Detroit at another date. Organizers will release updates on a new date and location in the near future.

We appreciate the interest and support of this event, and apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation creates. 

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On Friday, March 27, Detroit Mercy will host former First Lady and When We All Vote Co-chair Michelle Obama at the organization's first rally of 2020. Obama launched When We All Vote, a national nonpartisan voter participation initiative, in 2018 to increase voting in every election.

The rally is free and open to When We All Vote volunteers, partners, local high schoolers eligible to vote, leaders in the My School Votes program and 2020 Prom Challenge, college students and educators. Tickets will be required.

This past November, Michelle Obama released a video message to mark one year out until the general election and announce seven new co-chairs, more than 50 media, corporate and community partners all joining When We All Vote, and the Voting Squad volunteer program to kick off this election season. In that video she said, “Millions of new voters made their voices heard [in 2018] for the first time. Now the stakes are even higher and we are looking to you. Our country—our democracy—is counting on you.”

This will be When We All Vote’s first rally in 2020 and an opportunity to engage and inspire thousands of eligible voters in Michigan and across the country. 

When We All Vote will hold a contest to give away tickets to two people and their guests to meet Michelle Obama backstage at the event. The winners will also receive travel accommodations to Detroit.


When We All Vote Rally with Michelle Obama

Friday, March 27, 2020

Doors open at 4 p.m.

Calihan Hall, University of Detroit Mercy

4001 W McNichols Road, Detroit, MI 48221