Government
10:43 am
Thu July 10, 2008

First Lady Hopeful Reaches Out To Working Women

Michelle Obama hosted a roundtable discussion at the University of Missouri, Kansas City today about the economic challenges of working women.

The aspiring first lady told a crowd 300 people that the struggles of balancing work and family are especially difficult for women today but her husband, Barack Obama, understands the plight of women and is best suited to take on those issues as President.

According to Michelle Obama, "These struggles aren't new to me, they're not new to anyone in this room, but I want people to understand that these struggles aren't new to Barack because he was raised by strong women."

The event coincides with the Obama Campaign's latest efforts to promote his new economic security plan aimed at working women, as well as gain support from Hillary Clinton faithful.