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President Barack Obama made  five stops on the campaign trail in Virginia last weekend. And now, his better half, First Lady Michelle Obama will visit Virginia this Friday campaigning for her husband. Mrs. Obama will make stops in Fredericksburg and Charlottesville. Both events will be held on Friday.

Mrs. Obama will speak at a Women’s Vote 2012 Summit Tour event in Charlottesville, and later, deliver remarks to grassroots supporters in Fredericksburg. The First Lady will speak on what’s at stake in this election for Virginians, encourage supporters to register to vote and volunteer for the campaign, and thank volunteers for their hard work to help re-elect President Obama on November 6, 2012.

During the tour Mrs. Obama will bring together senior campaign officials, community leaders and women from across the country to discuss what’s at stake this election -from the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Act to appointing two women to the Supreme Court to ensuring America’s families have access to quality and affordable health care and education, President Obama has proven he is a strong advocate for women and a defender of the issues that are important to them and their families.

Jean Cunningham is co-chair of Women for Obama in Virginia discusses with me  the Women’s Vote 2012 Summit Tour and the First Lady’s role at events in Charlottesville and Fredricksburg.

Both events in Charlottesville and Fredericksburg are free and open to the public. Tickets are required due to limited space, and will be available to the public on a first come, first serve basis at the following Organizing for America pick-up locations:

Friday, July 20, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at a Women’s Vote 2012 Event

Main Street Arena

230 West Main Street

Charlottesville, VA 22902

Estimated Event Time: 1:40pm EDT

First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks to Fredericksburg Grassroots Supporters

Goolrick Hall Gymnasium at the University of Mary Washington

1301 College Avenue

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Estimated Event Time: 6:00Pm EDT

Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis and the following locations and times:


Tickets will be available starting at 11:00am EDT today

Organizing for America-Charlottesville

407 East Main Street

Charlottesville, VA 22902


Tickets will be available starting at 11:00am EDT today

Organizing for America-Fredericksburg

1281 Central PArk Boulevard

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Culpeper Democrats HQ

102 North Main Street, Suite 201

Culpeper, VA 22701

President Obama was the first democrat to win Virginia in a  presidential election in 44 years. Political observers think this will be a toss-up on November 6, 2012. President Obama seeks a second term as president while GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is seeking the presidency.

A bipartisan team Purple State Strategies released a new poll on the presidential race between President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney, this is a deadheat race for now. The national race is tight with Obama at 47% to Romney’s 45%. In the swing state of Virginia, Obama has 46% to Romney’s 44%.

President Obama said during our interview recently, that “if we win Virginia, we win this election.”

Register to vote, check your voter status and poll location, visit www.sbe.virginia.gov