Michelle Obama

FLOTUS Pens Open Letter

Michelle Obama appealed to women voters in a recent piece featured in Elle Magazine

by #teamEBONY, October 19, 2012

Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama

As the presidential election draws closer, candidate wives Michelle Obama and Ann Romney have been out and about to convince voters to elect their respective husbands. In the recent issue of Elle Magazine, the First Lady penned an open letter to readers, focusing on key women's issues including women's equality and Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. 

“When I fell in love with Barack more than 20 years ago … I knew he shared my determination to make a difference in other people's lives. But I never dreamed that he'd one day be president," Obama said in the opening of her letter.

She also made sure to appeal to the softer side of Elle readers. “And I want you to know that the man I have loved for more than two decades—the man who has worked so hard for so long to move this country forward—is looking out for you every day,” Obama wrote.

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