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Obama: "We can come out of this moment stronger than before"

Former President Barack Obama said in an address Tuesday night for the Pull Up & Vote Party voting initiative there's a "growing movement" for justice and progress as he urged people to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

The big picture: "We can come out of this moment stronger than before," Obama said. "In times as polarized as these, your vote doesn’t just matter, it matters more than ever before. .. "Let's go win this thing." The event, hosted by activist Tamika Mallory and featuring a host of celebrities, was designed to encourage engagement and voter turnout in November's election.

Complex: Pull Up & Vote

One of the most inspiring things about this year has been seeing so many young people organizing, marching, and fighting for change. Your generation can be the one that creates a more just, more fair America, where the system treats everybody equally and gives everybody opportunity.I know there’s plenty out there to make people feel cynical. And plenty of people are going to seize on that to try to convince you that your vote doesn’t matter. Don’t let them. Because your vote matters more than ever before. And to change the game on any of the issues we care about, we've got to vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Go to to make your plan, then get some friends to join you. Let’s go.

Posted by Barack Obama on Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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