Yesterday, Jill Biden traveled to Madison and Waukesha County, Wisconsin. In Madison, Biden mobilized voters and discussed the numerous ways Wisconsinites can cast their ballot this year, including by mail, at a drop box location, early in-person, or in-person on election day.
In Waukesha, Biden highlighted Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan to help Wisconsin’s economy recover from the pandemic and his proposals to lower health care costs and protect coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
Former Second Lady Jill Biden painted a picture of a new America on Nov. 4, with her husband elected president and a country at ease.
Biden made two campaign stops Monday in Wisconsin to participate in a Get Out The Vote initiative.
“You start to worry about your day and then it hits you — Joe Biden won the election and pretty soon, there will be a nationwide strategy [to] end the pandemic,” the former Second Lady told a small group of supporters at a farm in Waukesha County Monday afternoon. “You check the news and there is no pit in your stomach. Your shoulders don’t tense. For the first time in so long, you take a deep breath and feel hope.”
Evoking former President Barack Obama’s campaign slogan of “Hope,” Biden told the group that electing her husband would restore hope again.
Biden said her husband “has the empathy and the character” to bring the country back and “heal our fractured communities.”
“He has the fortitude to build back better,” Biden told the crowd. “With his steady leadership, we can change the course of this nation.”
Jennifer Howell of Madison said she, unlike Trump, has always paid her taxes.
“I’ve always submitted my taxes in an honest fashion to pay what I owe to the government because it is my civic responsibility,” she said.
In Waukesha County, Biden and other speakers also highlighted what’s at stake in this election — including protections for people with pre-existing conditions:
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“During these uncertain times, it should be obvious Americans need access to health care now more than ever. But instead of expanding life-saving care, or working to reduce the price of prescription drugs, Donald Trump is in court trying to strip millions of their coverage in the middle of a global pandemic,” said Emily Siegrist, a clinical nurse instructor who is running for the state Assembly.
Also speaking in Eagle was former state Supreme Court Justice Janine Geske, who recently endorsed Joe Biden after refraining from publicly backing partisan candidates for about 40 years.
“I could not remain silent,” Geske said Monday.
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