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Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman appeared in Cincinnati Wednesday to show her support for President Obama’s re-election campaign.
City Beat reported that Portman spoke at Union Terminal during the Women’s Summit, which is sponsored by Obama’s campaign.
Her mother graduated from the city’s Walnut Hills High School and the actress’ grandfather began as a door-to-door salesman before building the company Champion Windows in the city. Portman’s grandmother currently resides in Hyde Park, according to WCPO.
“Because of that, I see President Obama’s support of small businesses as so crucial to our economy,” Portman said.
She added that Obama’s Affordable Care Act provides birth control to women and also ensures other health aspects such as mammogram screenings for breast cancer.
“We need to stand up for ourselves,” Portman said. “Our mothers and our grandmothers made giant steps for us. We can’t go backwards. We need to go forwards.”
Obama’s challenger for the White House, Republican nominee Mitt Romney, campaigned in northern Ohio last week.