Former President Barack Obama is heading to Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin this month to express support for the Democratic candidates fighting for seats during this midterm elections.
His first stop will be in Atlanta on Oct. 28 to support Stacey Abrams in her gubernatorial run against incumbent rival Gov. Brian Kemp. Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock is also on the run against former professional football star Herschel Walker.
Obama is going to try to encourage Georgia Democrats to head in and cast their ballots for the upcoming election. Following this visit, he will go to support the race of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, and Michigan Democrats in Detroit.
The governor’s office announced that the upcoming events would focus on key topics such as abortion and voting rights, and public education.
In Milwaukee, Obama will support Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Attorney General Josh Kaul, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, and Rep. Gwen Moore in their races. Wisconsin is considered a high-stakes state as Democratic wins could help restore access to abortions and reproductive healthcare.
In a tweet on Saturday Obama said that for U.S. democracy to work everyone would need to show up and cast their votes in the upcoming election, especially because the seats that the candidates are fighting for come with a lot of power.
He also shared a clip from the podcast “Pod Save America” where he talked about saving the U.S. democracy by ensuring that quality candidates are elected.