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(Chicago Sun-Times) — Feminist icon Gloria Steinem — the subject of a fascinating HBO documentary about her storied career — is teaming up with First Lady Michelle Obama and other key abortion rights activists to raise money for President Obama’s re-election drive.

The event, in New York on Sept. 20, offers a unique fund-raising and messaging opportunity for the Obama team.

Joining Steinem and Mrs. Obama will be Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, and Stephanie Schriock, named president last year of EMILY’s List, which supports politically viable abortion rights backing female Democratic candidates. Democratic National Committee Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who attends most major fund-raisers, will also be at the Park Ave. funder.

This will be the must-attend event for the New York area feminist crowd.

The Obama White House, some might say, has not sent a clear enough message to the womens community — about its accomplishments and what a GOP White House may mean for the cause. This type of event gives Mrs. Obama a chance to send a message in a loud and distinct voice. There have been attempts in the Republican controlled House to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding it uses to provide health services for women — not abortions.

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