The Obama family is officially supporting the movement via social media.
Michele Obama Tweets Photo Supporting #BringBackOurGirls Movement
The FLOTUS officially tweeted her support of the #BringBackOurGirls movement. After President Obama officially addressed the issue to the media earlier this week and the US swore support in rescuing the young ladies earlier today, Mrs. Obama made a simple, yet powerful statement with the above picture, accompanied by the following tweet:
First lady Michelle Obama joined the #BringBackOurGirls movement on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.
The tweet is signed “-mo,” which means the first lady herself penned the message.
The hashtag has become a rallying cry for women and men fighting for the release of nearly 300 girls captured by Boko Haram, a terrorist organization in Nigeria.
In the 23 days since the girls first went missing, the hashtag has been shared over a million times. Many prominent pols–from Hillary Clinton to Michelle Bachman–have joined the movement.
Earlier this week President Obama called the girls’ abduction “heartbreaking” and “outrageous.”
What a powerful public statement. Thankfully, Nigeria is accepting US assistance in retrieving the girls. Hopefully American involvement can help resolve the issue before these girls are all sold off!