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First Lady Michelle Obama returns to Virginia this Friday for a two-part stop. The First Lady will headline campaign events in Charlottesville and Fredricksburg.

Mrs. Obama was in Richmond earlier this year for a White House event at VCU. She also worked in two fundraisers for Obama For America.  She also made an official visit to Caroline County back in July of 2009.

The First Lady, as many of her predecessors, actually has higher approval ratings than her husband and is known for drawing pretty big crowds herself. She has become a powerful spokesperson for woman’s rights, which is a key cog and in the Obama campaign re-election strategy. Her remarks on Friday are expected to center around the Obama administration’s successful passage the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act from 2009, a law the White House attempted to build upon this year unsuccessfully. In fact, Mrs. Obama’s visit to Charlottesville coincides with OFA’s “Women Vote 2012 Summit Tour” which is designed to highlight those issues.

Both events are free and open to the public, but tickets are required because of limited space.

The full details on how to acquire those tickets is below:

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

CROWD ACCESS INFORMATION:       

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

CHARLOTTESVILLE

Tickets will be available starting Wednesday at 11:00 AM EDT.

Organizing For America–Charlottesville

407 East Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

FREDERICKSBURG

Tickets will be available starting Wednesday at 11:00 AM EDT.

Organizing for America–Fredericksburg

1281 Central Park Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Culpeper Democrats HQ
102 North Main Street, Suite 201
Culpeper, VA 22701

The actual event details are as follows:

CHARLOTTESVILLE

WHAT:          First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks at a Women’s Vote 2012 Event

WHEN:          1:40 PM EDT  Friday, July 20, 2012

WHERE:       Main Street Arena,  230 West Main Street,  Charlottesville VA 22902

Press/Public Access:  11:00 AM EDT

 FREDERICKSBURG

WHAT:          First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks to Fredericksburg Grassroots Supporters

WHEN:          6:00 PM EDT, Friday, July 20, 2012

WHERE:       Goolrick Hall Gymnasium at the University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Press/Public Access: 2:30 PM EDT

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Written by Ryan Nobles

July 17, 2012 at 3:04 pm

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