Michelle Obama: “voting is the only way to ensure that your concerns matter...PERIOD.”

Word to City Girls, #periodt.

September 30, 2018
Michelle Obama: “voting is the only way to ensure that your concerns matter...PERIOD.” CORAL GABLES, FL - SEPTEMBER 28: Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks during a When We All Vote's National Week of Action rally at the Watsco Center at the University of Miami on September 28, 2018 in Coral Gables, Florida. Obama is the founder and a co-chairwoman of the organization that aims to help people register and to vote.   Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Perhaps former First Lady Michelle Obama is aware of the City Girls' breakout album "PERIOD" or maybe she was just echoing an audience member in the crowd, unaware of the word's current popularity and where it stems from, when she uttered the word at a "When We All Vote" event ahead of upcoming elections.

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"Voting is the only way to ensure that your concerns matter," Obama said during the event.

Her statement was directly followed by a member of the crowd yelling "PERIOD!" Acknowledging the remark, Obama echoed the word, eliciting cheers from the crowd.

Obama is the founder and co-chair of When We All Vote which, according to its website, is "a new national, nonpartisan not-for-profit—brings together citizens, institutions, and organizations to spark a conversation about our rights and responsibilities in shaping our democracy. Namely, the responsibility of registering and voting."

Michelle Obama: “voting is the only way to ensure that your concerns matter...PERIOD.”