With Election Day less than two weeks away, President Obama has gained himself a strong ally in Ohio, a key swing state. Actress Sarah Jessica Parker recently spent time campaigning on behalf of the president in her home state, accompanied by True Blood actress Alfre Woodard, and Democratic strategist Valerie Jarrett. The Sex and the City star addressed a crowd of Obama supporters in Cincinnati, telling voters “you’re doing the real work, I’m just here to say thank you — and to say that we must win Ohio!”
Sarah has been outspoken in his support of the president throughout the campaign, having starred in a June television ad paid for by Obama for America. The actress believes that Obama has the best interests of women and children in mind, and could have an impact on Ohio’s female voters.
“The things that I feel are most important to women and to children, the things that have made an enormous difference these past four years, and the possibility for even more important, vital and necessary change, is going to come from the Obama administration,” she told Entertainment Tonight’s Chris Jacobs.
Valerie Jarrett, who serves as chair of the White House Concil on Women and Girls, emphasized the Obama administrations pro-feminist message while speaking to ET.
“If you think about the president and what he’s fought for his entire life, it’s really all about equality, and opportunity — building a middle class that’s meant to last, and women are an important part of that.”
According to a recent Associated Press poll, women are currently split in their support of Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney, whereas Obama had led by 16 points with women last month. With so little time left to sway voters, Jessica Parker’s celebrity endorsement can only help Obama.