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Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama joins celebrities’ mothers in vaccine push Angelina Jolie returns to Congress to advocate for Violence Against Women Act ‘Car guy’ Biden puts his spin on the presidency MORE is using her “mom powers” to push COVID-19 vaccinations, joining other mothers of celebrities to urge Americans to get their shots.
The former first lady appears in a video released Monday alongside a slew of moms of other famous figures — including the women who gave birth to stars such as Alicia Keys, Zendaya, Jonah Hill and Maroon 5’s Adam Levine — to promote vaccinations.
The moms “have assembled with a message and a mission: to get you vaccinated,” a narrator says in the style of a blockbuster movie trailer.
“To do it, they’ll use every power in the mom book.”
Some of the “powers” being deployed, the tongue-in-cheek video says, include mom guilt, bribery, worldly wisdom and “texting way too many times.”
“And if that doesn’t work,” the narrator says, “they’ll go to the ultimate mom power: speaking from the heart.”
“The best gift you could give us moms is to please get vaccinated,” Patsy Noah, mom to Levine, says into the camera.
“Faith over fear, that’s my motto,” Robin Paul, mom to NBA player Chris Paul, says. “You don’t have to live in fear once you get the vaccination.”
Obama, mom to 23-year-old Malia and Sasha, 20, tells viewers, “You don’t need to be a mom to be a superhero. You can keep yourself and those around you safe by getting your COVID vaccine or booster today.”
The pro-vaccination message comes as the United States has seen a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases amid the spread of the omicron variant.
The Obamas have been vocal proponents of vaccinations. Former President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaIs it time for Biden to demonstrate force with Iran? Focus on Perry could mean more subpoenas, challenges for Jan. 6 panel Advocates, Democrats seek climate plan B after Manchin bombshell MORE urged young Americans to “get the vaccine as soon as you can” in an April TikTok video, while Michelle Obama said in a May interview that the couple had a rule about in-person visitors: “You wanna hang out with us? Get your vaccine.”
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