MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- First Lady Michelle Obama rallied voters in Wisconsin Thursday, just two weeks before the Democratic National Convention.
She spoke to a crowd of about 2,000 supporters at Bradley Tech High School in Milwaukee.
Wisconsin Democrats, including Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin, showed up to support President Barack Obama's reelection campaign.
The first lady was here as part of the "It Takes One" campaign, encouraging everyone to tell at least one person why they should get to the polls in November.
"Tell them that more of our kids can afford college, more of our seniors can afford their medicine," Obama said. "Remind folks that Barack ended the war in Iraq, passed historic health reform and stood up for your most basic rights again and again and again."
During her visit to Wisconsin, Mrs. Obama also met with families of the victims of the Sikh temple shooting in Oak Creek. Temple official Kulwant Singh Dhaliwal says Obama offered her sympathies Thursday for the Aug. 5 tragedy. He says her appearance is a "wonderful gesture."
She met with families in a hallway of Oak Creek High School.
Dahaliwal says Sikhs have taken comfort in the knowledge the shooting has at least helped them educate the world about their religion.
MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- First Lady Michelle Obama comes to Wisconsin Thursday to campaign for the president and meet with victims of the Sikh temple shooting.
Mrs. Obama will speak at Bradley Tech High School in Milwaukee around 2:00 p.m. She'll encourage people to start grass roots efforts to President Obama's re-election. This is part of the campaign's "It Takes One" effort. That event is free and open to the public.
Mrs. Obama will also meet with the immediate families of the victims who were killed or injured in the shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek earlier this month. Sikh leaders say they're grateful for the visit and take comfort in knowing the shooting at least helped them educate the world about their religion.
Amardeep Kaleka is the son of the temple president, who was one of six people killed. Kaleka says his father is educating more people about Sikhism in death than he could in life.
Inderjeet Singh Dhillon is one of the temple leaders. He says Sikhs pray for God to give peace to everyone, regardless of religion. He says recent media attention has helped Sikhs spread that message of peace.
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