First lady Michelle Obama says rallying voters to the polls is about more than just politics.
It is more about whether the country can move forward at a time of frustration and cynicism.
She made the remarks Sunday evening at a Democratic rally at Ohio State University.
She appeared alongside her husband, President Barack Obama, for their first joint campaign appearance since his 2008 presidential run.
Mrs. Obama said her first priority as mom-in-chief has been making sure their two daughters are adjusting to the White House.
She said like every parent she knows, her children are the center of her world and she’s concerned about their future.
She said the president and his Democratic allies in Congress have already achieved some important victories, citing the health care overhaul and improved access to student aid and veterans care.
She said those are not merely political victories, but positive change that touches people’s lives. Mrs. Obama will continue to campaign for Democrats until Nov. 2.