Miami School Board Members: Ax Michelle Event Michelle Obama's campaign event inappropriate, they argue By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Jul 10, 2012 2:24 PM CDT 36 comments Comments First lady Michelle Obama gives the keynote address to the African Methodist Episcopal Church general conference, Thursday, June 23, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Donn Jones) (Newser) – A couple of Republicans on the Miami-Dade School Board are not happy with Michelle Obama's plan to hold a campaign event at one of their high schools tonight. The first lady plans to push voter registration and enlist residents to volunteer for President Obama's re-election campaign—and two school board members are calling it inappropriate. One is clamoring for the event to be canceled; another wants the board attorney, who says the event is legal, to reconsider. "There's a difference between official visits to schools by elected leaders and events that are for the sole purpose of advancing the interests of a political campaign," Carlos Curbelo, who has worked as a GOP strategist, tells the Miami Herald. And in a statement, Renier Diaz de la Portilla—who is running for the state House—adds, "Our schools are places for learning, not places for politicking." In a too-perfect coincidence, Mitt Romney will attend a town hall today ... at a Colorado high school.