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Michelle Obama, Reese Witherspoon, and more join #BringBackOurGirls campaign

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It’s been nearly a month since hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram, and now celebrities are using their star power to help raise awareness of these women’s plight – and, hopefully, to help get them back home.

With the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls, notable figures such as Michelle Obama, Reese Witherspoon, and Jessica Biel are using social media to spread the word and offer support for the girls and their families. 

“Our prayers are with the missing Nigerian girls and their families. It’s time to #BringBackOurGirls,” the first lady posted on Instagram.

“Shout! Participate! Show that you care! #BringBackOurGirls” Amy Poehler wrote on the photo-sharing site.

“Everyone help and raise awareness #regram #repost or make your own! Let’s @bringbackourgirls #bringbackourgirls,” posted Cara Delevingne.

Alicia Keys posted this call to action: “I’m so saddened and enraged that these girls are not back where they belong! Safe at home and at school! Safe with their families! Safe to become the incredible leaders and powerful voices they are yet to be. I’ve already signed the petitions … chn.ge/1iDjLsI & wh.gov/lf1ke ….have you? #bringbackourgirls”

“Heartbreaking! Let’s all raise awareness! #BringBackOurGirls” Kim Kardashian captioned this image.

Other celebs used Twitter to get out the message:

Earlier this week, the United States committed to aiding the Nigerian government in finding the 276 schoolgirls reportedly still held by the extremist group, which threatened to sell the young girls as brides for as little as $12.