7/12/2019
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Teachers should encourage students to register to vote and cast ballots, former first lady Michelle Obama said in video messages to the recent National Education Association's representative assembly in Houston, and the American Federation of Teachers' professional learning conference in Washington, D.C. Obama, who last year started a voter registration initiative called When We All Vote, said teachers can help students "take that first step toward making voting a lifelong habit."

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