First Lady Michelle Obama is coming to Philadelphia again (UPDATE)
First Lady Michelle Obama will again visit Philadelphia this Thursday for three “It Takes One” grassroots campaign events in Montgomery County, Bethlehem and West Philadelphia, campaign officials said today.
The FLOTUS will discuss the president’s accomplishments, what’s at stake in this election and the importance of registering to vote at the three free events, each of which will be ticketed and open to the public.
She will first stop by the Bobby Morgan Arena on the campus of the University of the Sciences Athletic Recreation Center, 730 S. 43rd Street, at 2 p.m. Doors will open to the public at 11:15 a.m.
She will then head to Upper Dublin High School, 800 Loch Alsh Avenue, in Fort Washington for a 3:45 p.m. talk. Doors open to the public at 12:45 p.m.
Obama will finish out her day with a 6:50 p.m. event at Johnston Hall at Moravian College, 221 West Elizabeth Avenue, in Bethlehem. Doors open to the public at 4 p.m.
Free tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at noon tomorrow (11 a.m. for the Bethlehem locations) at the following Organizing for America campaign offices:
1825 East Passyunk Avenue
209 S. 52nd Street
5601 Vine Street
206 E. Girard Avenue
322 W. Chelten Avenue
7171 Ogontz Avenue
6841 Germantown Avenue
414 Mill St.
8120 Old York Rd. Unit 4
340 W. Baltimore Ave.
1729 Markley St.
533 E. Gay St.
1031 W Linden St, Suite 101
13 E. 3rd St
91 Larry Holmes Drive
Michelle Obama announced in mid-July the launch of “It Takes One,” an effort that asks every voter to inspire one more person to join with them each time they participate in a voter registration, Election Day or campaign event.
“That one new voter you register in your precinct,” she says in a video released with the announcement. “That one neighbor you help get to the polls on November 6th. That could make all the difference. That one conversation you have. That one volunteer you recruit. That could be the difference between waking up on November 7th and feeling the promise of four more years or asking yourself, ‘could I have done more?’”
The First Lady joined local elected officials at Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center for a rally on June 6 and was in the city again on July 16 to announce her “Let’s Move” effort to combat childhood obesity before the U.S. Conference of Mayors.