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tim mcgraw: Michelle Obama wades into the midterms The new initiative will be nonpartisan, frustrating some Democrats who'd like the former first lady to hit the campaign trail for candidates By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE | 07/18/2018 04:52 PM EDT | Updated 07/18/2018 05:03 PM EDT Former first lady Michelle Obama will be joined by several other A-list celebrities, including actor Tom Hanks, country stars Fath Hill and Tim McGraw, Houston Rockets star Chris Paul, singer Janelle Monae and "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. | Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images Michelle Obama is jumping into the 2018 campaigns with a voter registration initiative that will be strictly nonpartisan - exciting and frustrating top Democrats who'd like the popular former first lady to actively campaign for candidates Facebook Twitter Google + The initiative, scheduled to be launched Thursday, is the result of months of quiet conversations and planning full of false starts and uncertainty about whether to go forward. It will have the former first lady appear in public service announcements and at live events throughout the country into the fall, according to multiple people informed of the plans Email Comment Print She'll be joined by several A-list celebrities, including actor Tom Hanks, country stars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Houston Rockets star Chris Paul, singer Janelle Monae and "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda The first PSA will go out Thursday, with more in the process of being lined up. featuring other prominent activists and plavers. The group will be incorporated as a nonprofit, separate from the Obama Foundation, the personal offices of Barack and Michelle Obama, and Citizen 44, the LLC that the former president himself pays for to handle his own political involvement. Named "When We All Vote," it will be stocked with prominent Obama alumni, including Valerie Jarrett as president of the board and former first lady chief of staff Tina Tchen as treasurer. Pete Rouse, an Obama senior adviser who served as interim White House chief of staff, will also be on the board. The CEO will be Kyle Lierman, a former senior policy adviser in the White House who founded Civic Advisors, a "social impact strategy" and consulting firm home to a number of Obama White House alumni
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