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First Lady Michelle Obama to Speak at Moravian College

Campaign Stop in Bethlehem for Grassroots Supporters in the Lehigh Valley

Michelle ObamaBethlehem, Pa., Monday, August 6, 2012— First Lady Michelle Obama will make a campaign stop at Moravian College on Thursday, August 9 to address grassroots supporters in the Lehigh Valley. The First Lady will speak about what’s at stake in this election for Pennsylvanians and encourage them to help organize their communities between now and November. And, as part of the campaign's new It Takes One effort, the First Lady will ask every supporter to help grow Obama for America's national grassroots network.

The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. in Johnston Hall at Moravian College, 221 West Elizabeth Avenue in Bethlehem, Pa. The First Lady’s events are free and open to the public. Doors will open at 4 p.m. 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 pick-up locations starting Tuesday, August 7 at 11:00 a.m.: Organizing for America – Allentown, 1031 W Linden St, Suite 101. Allentown, PA 18102; Organizing for America – Bethlehem, 13 E. 3rd Street. Bethlehem, PA 18015; and Organizing for America – Easton, 91 Larry Holmes Drive, Easton, PA 18042.

Note to the media: The campaign event at Moravian College will be open to pre-credentialed, TV and print correspondents and still photographers. Space is limited and members of the media interested in covering an event must send an email requesting credentials to firstladypress@barackobama.com with the location of the event in the subject line before Wednesday, August 8 at 10:00 a.m. Those receiving credentials will receive a confirmation with additional logistical information via email. Final press access to the event will be at 5:45 p.m.

Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in programs and activities held on its campus. Anyone who anticipates needing any type accommodation or who has questions about the physical access provided should contact firstladypress@barackobama.com.

This campaign event being held at Moravian does not imply the College’s endorsement of any candidate or campaign. As an institution, Moravian College welcomes all political office holders and candidates running for office to its campus. Moravian does not discriminate based upon political affiliation and provides space if it is available to campaigns which must pay for any costs associated with their event.