Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama The First Lady of the United States

First Lady Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is a lawyer, writer, and the wife of the 44th and current President, Barack Obama. She is the first African-American First Lady of the United States.

Michelle Obama was born on January 17, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois. She attended Princeton University, graduating cum laude in 1985, and went on to earn a degree from Harvard Law School in 1988. After graduating from Harvard, she went on to work at a law firm, which is where she met Obama.

The couple married on October 3, 1992. As first lady, she has focused her attention on current social issues, such as poverty, healthy living and education. After two years of dating, Barack proposed, and the couple married at Trinity United Church of Christ on October 3, 1992. Their daughters, Malia and Sasha, were born in 1998 and 2001

Michelle Obama was very active during both of Barack's campaigns, and she even made a name for herself. In May 2006, Michelle was featured in Essence magazine as one of "25 of the World's Most Inspiring Women. The thing she mainly focused on during her time was childhood obesity, and in 2010 started "Let's Move!"

"Let's Move!" is a campaign dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. As First Lady she also supports military families, helps working women balance their careers and families, encourages national service, promotes the arts and arts education, and promotes healthy lifestyles.

In 2015, Mrs. Obama joined President Obama to launch Let Girls Learn, a U.S. government-wide initiative to help girls around the world go to school and stay in school. Over 60 millions girls around the world are not in school due to where they live, laws, financial problems, and many more reasons. As part of this plan, Mrs. Obama help educate and empower young women

In 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden came together to launch Joining Forces, a nationwide initiative calling all Americans to rally around service members, veterans, and their families and support them through wellness, education, and employment opportunities.

Being First Lady of the United States is an incredibly influential position to have in American politics, and Michelle Obama has utilized that position in an incredible way to create many helpful programs impacting children and adults not only here in the U.S. but also all around the world.

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