Natalie Portman to campaign for Barack Obama

Updated: Aug 26, 2012, 08:18 AM IST

Los Angeles: ‘Black Swan’ star Natalie Portman will make an appearance at a campaign rally to show her support for US leader President Barack Obama in Las Vegas.

The 31-year-old actress will join political heavyweights Valerie Jarrett and Cecilia Munoz at the America-Nevada Women Vote 2012 Summit, said The Hollywood Reporter.

Announcing her participation, Portman said "President Obama fights for women every day, and I am proud to stand with him on behalf of women and girls across the country.

"The president has proven that he is a strong advocate for women and a defender of the issues that are important to women and their families, from affordable health care to fair pay and quality public education."