The First Lady is on the West Coast today. Two Chicago-born first ladies—Mrs. Obama and Maria Shriver, First Lady of California—are scheduled to appear together in San Francisco at a conference to boost volunteerism, a cause both have embraced. At the 2009 National Conference on Volunteering and Service the duo will deliver brief remarks and work on a community playground service project with volunteers at Bret Harte Elementary School in San Francisco.
Mrs. Obama’s Bay area visit leads off a string of nationwide events in which Cabinet members will highlight volunteer projects.