- The Fall Campaign
« First Lady Michelle Obama Visits by
First Lady Michelle Obama Visits* by State
from April 10, 2012 to November
*solo events and speaking appearances
|Rationale, Methodology and Limitations.|
-Briefed by local officials on recovery from the April 2011 tornado and meets children affected by the storm at Camp Noah summer camp in Birmingham, AL.
-Fundraising reception at the Sheraton Birmingham in Birmingham, AL. ($)
Greeted by volunteers from Tucson Village Farm, an urban farm, at Tucson International Airport in Tucson, AZ.
-Fundraiser at the Leo Rich Theatre inside the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, AZ. ($)
-Fundraiser at the home of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith in Calabasas, CA. ($)
-Tapes appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in Los Angeles, CA.
-Fundraiser hosted by Irwin Jacobs, co-founder of Qualcomm, and his wife Joan at their home in La Jolla, CA. ($)
-"Sunday of Fun" fundraiser with members of "No Doubt" and their families at the home of Gwen Stefani in Beverly Hills, CA. ($)
-Fundraising reception at the home of Warner Bros. CEO Barry Meyer and his wife, Wendy. ($)
-Fundraising luncheon hosted by Yolanda "Cookie" Parker at the home of Barry and Wendy Meyer in Ladera Heights, CA. ($)
-Sequence unclear...tapes appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at the Dean Fleischauer Activity Center in Fountain, CO.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at Fort Lewis College, Whalen Gymnasium in Durango, CO.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock, CO.
-Attends the first presidential debate at University of Denver in Denver, CO.
-Fundraising reception hosted by Ms. Helen Thorpe at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, CO. ($)
-Speaks to area Obama campaign volunteers and supporters at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, CO.
OTR with daughters Malia and Sasha makes an unannounced stop at Nacho's Restaurant in Pueblo, CO.
-Speaks to area Obama campaign volunteers and supporters at the Colorado State Fair (in the Creative Arts Building) in Pueblo, CO.
-Meets with Obama campaign volunteers in Colorado Springs, CO.
-Speaks at the opening ceremony for the 2012 Warrior Games at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.
District of ColumbiaOctober 15
-Mails Illinois absentee ballot from the White House.
-Remarks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 42nd Annual Phoenix Awards Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
-Attends fundraising event in Washington, DC. ($) ...per Sept. 13 guidance; no details
-LGBT Leadership Council fundraising roundtable at The Jefferson Hotel in Washington, DC. ($)
-Fundraiser at a private residence in Washington, DC. ($)
-Campaign update fundraiser at The Jefferson Hotel in Washington, DC ($20,000 per person). ($)
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at Southport Park in Orlando, FL. final solo event of the campaign
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center in Jacksonville, FL
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at The Ballroom at Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, FL.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, FL.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters in the George Mayer Gymnasium at Broward College iin Davie, FL.
-Fundraising event in Boca Raton, FL. ($) ...per Oct. 19 guidance; no details
-Third presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL.
OTR meets with about 40 elementary school-aged girls at Girls Place Inc., an after-school program in Gainesville, FL.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at a campaign event at University of Florida's O'Connell Center in Gainesville, FL.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at a campaign event at the Civic Center in Tallahassee, FL
-Meets with military families and announcea a major veterans and military spouse employment milestone for Joining Forces at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, FL
OTR stop at the Holiday Park Social Center, greets kids at Life Sports Fitness life enrichment program in Fort Lauderdale, FL (next door to the Auditorium).
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at the War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at a campaign event at Barbara Goleman Senior High School in Miami Lakes, FL.
OTR surprise visit to the Blanchard Park YMCA, joins groups of elementary-school children for workouts, outside of Orlando, FL.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at a campaign event at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.
Greeted by students at Naples Municipal Airport, in Naples, FL.
-Meets with area Obama campaign volunteers and supporters at Golden Gate Community Center in Naples, FL.
-Fundraiser at The Inn on Fifth in Naples, FL. ($)
-Speech honoring young women from military families (Joining Forces one-year anniversary) at Jacksonville Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, FL.
GeorgiaApril 27 - With the President Obama delivers remarks and meets with troops, veterans and military families at Fort Stewart in Hinesville, GA.
Chicago, no public events
-Tapes Steve Harvey, a daytime show (to air Oct. 3) at NBC Tower in Chicago, IL.
-Fundraising reception at Harpo Studios in Chicago, IL. ($)
-LGBT fundraising reception at the home of Fred Eychaner in Chicago, IL. ($)
-Women for Obama "Lunch with the First Lady and Lynch" (actress Jane Lynch) fundraiser at the Standard Club in Chicago, IL (530 people, $250 per person). ($)
-Joins Illinois Governor Pat Quinn as he signs into law the “Military Family Licensing Act” at the Illinois National Guard Armory (Donnelly Building) in Chicago, IL.
-Gen 44 fundraising reception at Venue One in Chicago, IL (375 people). ($)
-NATO leaders' spouses tour at Gary Comer Youth Center, and private dinner at the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, IL.
-Fundraiser at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN (originally scheduled for July 22). ($)
July 22 - Fundraising reception at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. cancelled following the shooting in Aurora, CO.
Flight Chicago, IL to Iowa City, IA.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at the Sheraton Iowa City Hotel in Iowa City, IA.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at the Sioux City Convention Center in Sioux City, IA.
Returns to Chicago, IL.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at the University of Northern Iowa’s McLeod Center in Cedar Falls, IA.
-Fundraising reception ($), then speaks to campaign volunteers and supporters at the Community and Events Center in Windsor Heights, IA. [initially set for Temple for Performing Arts in Des Moines]
-Speech at a Joining Forces employment event (50,000th veteran or military spouse to have been hired by a company through Joining Forces) at Kansas City Southern Railways in Shreveport, LA.
-Fundraising reception at Morgan State University, Murphy Fine Arts Center in Baltimore, MD. ($)
-Fundraising reception in the gallery adjacent of the home of philanthropist Robert E. Meyerhoff in Phoenix, MD (north of Baltimore). ($)
-Fundraising luncheon at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA. ($)
-Fundraiser, including performance by James Taylor, at Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA. ($)
-Delivers keynote address at Girls of Omaha's 12th annual lunch in Omaha, NE.
-Fundraising reception with Warren Buffett at the Hilton Omaha Hotel in Omaha, NE. ($)
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at Orr Middle School in Las Vegas, NV.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at the University of Nevada in Reno, NV.
-Speaks to area Obama campaign volunteers and supporters at Henderson Convention Center in Henderson, NV.
Followed by an unannounced stop at Sunrise Coffee in Henderson, NV.
-Fundraising breakfast at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, NV. ($)
-Speaks to about 450 Obama campaign volunteers and supporters in the Desert Living Center at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, NV.
New HampshireOctober 30
-Speaks to grassroots supporters, introduced by Caroline Kennedy, at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy forecast
-Fundraising luncheon at the home of Stonyfield Yogurt founder Gary Hirshberg in Holderness, NH. ($)
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at Laconia Middle School (formerly Memorial Middle School) in Laconia, NH.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters in the Athletic Field House at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH.
New JerseySeptember 23
-Fundraising reception at the home of Andrew and Carol Golden (he is president of Princeton University Investment Co.), in Princeton, NJ. ($)
-per AP, spotted with daughters Sasha and Malia at Beyonce's concert at Revel Ovation Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.
New YorkOctober 16-17
-Attends the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY.
-Tapes “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” in New York, NY (to air Oct. 19).
-Lunchtime fundraiser at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY. ($)
-Evening fundraiser at 583 Park in Manhattan, in New York, NY. ($)
-Fundraiser in New York, NY. ($) ...per Sept. 24 guidance; no details
(Joint appearance on "The View" at ABC studios in New York, NY).
(Joins President Obama at the reception for visiting heads of state and government at the UN General Assembly).
(Attends President Obama's speech to the UN General Assembly).
-Three television appearances as part of a back to school tour: “The Dr. Oz Show” and “Rachael Ray” (to air in September) and “Late Show with David Letterman” (to air this evening), in New York, NY.
-Fundraiser at the Blue Hill Restaurant at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, NY. ($)
OTR Michelle, Sasha and Malia take in "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" at Foxwoods Theater in Broadway, New York, NY.
June 14 - Fundraisers with President Obama in New York, NY: dinner at actress Sarah Jessica Parker's home and concert featuring Mariah Carey.
-Fundraiser at The Pierre Hotel in New York, NY. ($)
-Does interviews on American Grown on "Good Morning America," "The View" and "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," in New York, NY.
-Does interview on American Grown on "LIVE! with Kelly" (to air at later date) in New York, NY.
-Tapes "The Colbert Report" with military families of troops deployed to Afghanistan as part of the audience, in New York City, NY.
North CarolinaNovember 5
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at Flight Operations in Charlotte, NC.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at Carmichael Arena at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, NC.
-Grassroots event at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC.
-Grassroots event in Minges Coliseum at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
September 4-6 in Charlotte, NC...
-Speaks at the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC.
-Speaks at the African American Caucus meeting at the Charlotte Convention Center.
-Speaks at the Hispanic Caucus meeting at the Charlotte Convention Center.
-Remarks at the Human Rights Campaign/Victory Fund luncheon honoring LGBT elected officials at the Marriott City Center.
-Attends the evening program at Time Warner Cable Arena.
-With Dr. Jill Biden participates in USO Service Project at the Charlotte Convention Center.
-With Dr. Jill Biden speaks at the Women’s Caucus Meeting at the Charlotte Convention Center.
-Attends the evening program at Time Warner Cable Arena.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters in Fleming Gymnasium at University of North Carolina in Greensboro, NC.
OTR stops and greets volunteers at the Obama headquarters in downtown Raleigh, NC.
-Fundraiser at the Raleigh Marriott City Center in Raleigh, NC. ($)
-Delivers commencement address to graduates of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, NC.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at Miami University in Oxford, OH.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at Kenyon College in Gambier, OH.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters in the Branch Rickey Arena and Gordon Field House at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, OH.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at Cuyahoga Community College's recreation center in Cleveland, OH.
-On the first day of early voting in Ohio, speaks to grassroots supporters at Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, OH.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at a campaign event at Westerville Central High School in Columbus, OH.
OTR stop at Westerville Community Center and greets children there, in Columbus, OH.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at a campaign event at the Dayton Convention Center in Dayton, OH.
OTR joins volunteers making calls at the Obama campaign field office at 411 E. Fifth in the historic Oregon District in Dayton, OH.
-Thanks Ohio volunteers, suite level at Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH.
-Fundraising reception in the Terrace Club restaurant at Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH. ($)
May 5 - Introduces President Obama at the first official campaign rally at Value City Arena-Schottstein Center in Columbus, OH.
-Delivers commencement address to graduates of Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at a campaign event in the Athletic Recreation Center at the Bobby Morgan Arena on the campus of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at a campaign event at Upper Dublin High School in Fort Washington (Montgomery County), PA.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at a campaign event in Johnston Hall at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA.
-Joins local officials from around the country for announcement on her Let’s Move! initiative at the Lenfest Police Athletic Club in Philadelphia, PA.
-Meets with area Obama campaign volunteers and supporters at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA.
-Greeted by servicemembers and their families from the 911th Airlift Wing of the Air Force Reserve Command and the 171st Air Refueling Wing – Pennsylvania Air National Guard’s largest unit, upon arrival in Pittsburgh, PA.
-Fundraising reception at the Rivers Club in downtown Pittsburgh, PA (about 200 supporters/general $1,000 and Gen44 $250). ($)
-Fundraising dinner at the home of Cindy Shapira in Fox Chapel (Pittsburgh), PA (about 60 people). ($)
-With Jill Biden announces Joining Forces initiative with nursing organizations and nursing schools at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.
-Remarks at the African Methodist Episcopal Church Conference at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN.
-Lunchtime fundraising reception at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN (300 people). ($)
-Fundraising lunch at The Pinnacle at Symphony Place, 21st Floor in Nashville, TN (about 450 people/$500 per person). ($)
-Joins U.S. Olympians, Paralympians and hopefuls to announce a commitment to get more American children active in support of her Let’s Move! initiative at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX.
-Fundraising reception and dinner at the Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre in Dallas, TX (425 people/$250 per person). ($)
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at Hampton University –Holland Hall in Hampton, VA.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at Virginia State University in Petersburg, VA.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at Loudoun County Fairgrounds in Leesburg, VA.
-Fundraising event in McLean, VA. ($)
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at a campaign event at Richmond CenterStage's Carpenter Theater in Richmond, VA.
OTR top at the Ron Rosner YMCA of Spotsylvania County in Fredericksburg, VA.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at a campaign event University of Mary Washington's William M. Anderson Center in Fredericksburg, VA.
-Delivers remarks at an Obama for America Women Vote 2012 event at the Main Street Arena in Charlottesville, VA. +
-Speaks to grassroots supporters in Goolrick Hall at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA.
trip cancelled due to the shooting in Aurora, CO.
-Meets with area Obama campaign volunteers and supporters at VFW Post 1503 in Dale City, VA.
-Then makes an unannounced stop at Mom's Apple Pie in Occoquan, VA.
-Delivers commencement address to graduates of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, VA.
May 5 - Introduces President Obama at the second official campaign rally at Verizon Wireless Arena-Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, VA.
-Fundraiser at the Seattle Westin Hotel in Seattle, WA. ($)
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at Racine Civic Center in Racine, WI.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at the University of Wisconsin in Wausau, WI.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI.
-Speaks to grassroots supporters at Bradley Tech High School in Milwaukee, WI.
OTR meets privately with victims and families of those killed in Aug. 5 shootings at the Sikh Temple, at Oak Creek High School in Oak Creek, WI.
-Fundraising luncheon at Snow King Resort in Jackson Hole, WY. ($)