The Presidential Planner

Oct 21, 2010 7:00am

ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports: President Obama wakes up in Seattle, Washington this morning on day two of his four-day West Coast swing. Mr. Obama will first meet with a family living in Seattle and then hold a discussion on women and the economy with families from the area. The president will highlight a report done by the National Economic Council mapping out administration actions the Council claims have helped American women during the recession and recovery. ‪”Economic issues are women’s issues,” presidential advisor Valerie Jarrett told reporters on a conference call previewing the report Wednesday. “Women and girls have been a focus of this administration from the very start.” Jarrett denied to reporters the timing of the report, and event, is political.  “We’re not going to let the fact that there’s an election coming up get in the way of announcing something that will be very important to women,”  she said.  “This is one step of a series of steps we have taken to put the spotlight on women in the workplace.” The report claims that 74 million women benefited from the Making Work Pay Tax Credit, and most recent Small Business Administration loans have gone to women owned enterprises. Afterward, the president will deliver remarks at a rally for Senator Murray at the University of Washington. Murray is locked in a tight race for re-election running against Republican Senate nominee Dino Rossi.  In the afternoon, the president will travel to San Francisco where he will attend two fundraising events, one for District Attorney Kamala Harris and then a DNC dinner at a private residence in Palo Alto, Calif. The president will spend the night in San Francisco. -Sunlen Miller  

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