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Obama's Florida agenda: Economic opportunity for women, and for Democrats

Fundrasier invite


Fundrasier invite



President Barack Obama will discuss women's economic issues during an event today at Valencia College in Orlando, then head to Miami for fundraising.

The 2:30 p.m. Orlando event, which will be preceded a smaller group meeting with college students and local workers, is part of a multi-city push by the White House to highlight issues relating to women, from pay equity to affordable child care. Other cities will include Boston, Chicago, Denver, New York and San Francisco.

“The president has a range of tools and he wants to figure out which are the right ones to use that can actually improve our competitiveness,” Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett told reporters on Wednesday.

In Miami, Obama will appear at fundraisers for the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Tickets for the DCCC dinner, at the home of former NBA star Alonzo Mourning, are $16,200 per person.

Obama was in Miami on March 7 for a stop at Coral Reef Senior High School, where he discussed college affordability, among other issues.

[Last modified: Thursday, March 20, 2014 11:14am]


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