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Michelle Obama, back from Africa, to headline fund-raisers in Boston, Vermont

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WASHINGTON--First Lady Michelle Obama headlines fund-raisers in Boston and Vermont next Thursday, hitting the campaign trail for President Obama's second term after wrapping up a swing to South Africa and Botswana.

Mrs. Obama is piggybacking an official event on Thursday--" to show appreciation to the Vermont National Guard and their families' which helps justify the government picking up much of the costs of the trip. The Democratic National Committee picks up some, not all, of the expenses--just as when President Obama and other presidents before him--have combo government/political swings.

UPCOMING GUIDANCE FOR FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA

Wednesday, June 29 11 AM - First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden will join senior Department of Defense officials and business leaders at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to launch the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, helping military spouses connect with meaningful, long-term employment opportunities. Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden co-lead Joining Forces, a national campaign that aims to educate, challenge, and spark action from all sectors of our society - citizens, communities, businesses, non-profits, faith based institutions, philanthropic organizations, and government - to ensure military families have the support they have earned. The initiative focuses on key priority areas - employment, education, and wellness - while engaging in a comprehensive effort to raise awareness about the service, sacrifice, and needs of military families.

Wednesday, June 29 - Mrs. Obama will join the President at a reception to observe LGBT Pride month. In the evening, the President and the First Lady will host a farewell dinner for Secretary of Defense Gates at the White House.

Thursday, June 30 12:10 PM - Mrs. Obama will deliver remarks at a Democratic National Committee luncheon in Boston covered by print pools.

Thursday, June 30 3:30 PM - Mrs. Obama will participate in a Joining Forces event to show appreciation to the Vermont National Guard and their families. Nearly 4,000 of Vermont's 625,000 residents serve in the state's Air and Army National Guard, and last December and January, some 1,500 Vermont National Guard members came home from a one-year deployment in Afghanistan. Additional details to be announced.

Thursday, June 30 5:00 PM - First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver remarks at a Democratic National Committee reception in Burlington, VT covered by print pools.

Thursday, June 30 6:00 PM - First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver remarks at a Democratic National Committee dinner in Burlington, VT covered by print pools.

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