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.
In Madison, Biden emphasized how important it is to make your voice heard and what’s at stake in the November election. At the event, Biden discussed the numerous ways Wisconsinites can cast their ballot this year.
Biden herself spoke about the Affordable Care Act and a healthcare ordeal in her own family, when her sister was undergoing cancer treatments. Her sister didn’t have the money for the treatments, but because of the Affordable Care Act, she “was able to find a plan that she could afford,” she said. “It’s easy to take for granted just how much changed when we passed the ACA. Twenty million people got covered – it’s amazing to think that — including 200,000 Wisconsinites … it’s not an exaggeration to say that this law saved my sister’s life.”
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.”
Former GOP-nominated Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Janine Geske introduced Biden at the event in Waukesha County. She recently endorsed Joe Biden, citing his integrity and ability to unite the country. Justice Geske was previously nominated to the bench by two Republican governors, including Tommy Thompson.
“Over the years I’ve been continually inspired by his resilience and his optimism,” Jill Biden said. “Even in the face of so much destruction, he had this unshakeable faith in the future. And I think we need that resilience and hope now more than ever.”
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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The Democratic Party of Wisconsin hosted debate watch parties and events across the state to rally support for Joe Biden’s unifying vision for America. At the events, participants watched Joe Biden speak directly to the American people about the challenges facing our communities.
The Biden for President Congressional Black Caucus Turn up to Turn Out the Vote Virtual Bus Tour stopped in Wisconsin with Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair Karen Bass, Congresswoman Gwen Moore and other Wisconsin leaders. At the event, participants discussed Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan for racial equity and emphasized the importance of Black Wisconsin voters in this election.
MADISON – The issue of whether pre-existing health conditions will continue to be covered has returned as a central issue to the presidential campaign here in Wisconsin — a message Democrats successfully used to sweep statewide races in Wisconsin just two years ago.
“The stakes around affordable health care could not be higher in this election. If President Trump gets his way in court, insurers could discriminate against or drop coverage for the 2.4 million Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions — including more than 300,000 children — all in the midst of a global health pandemic,” Danielle Melfi, Biden campaign state director, said in a statement.
The Biden campaign is holding six events or press calls on the issue, according to the campaign. On Tuesday, former Democratic presidential frontrunner Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts held a “What’s at Stake” for health care virtual organizing event for Wisconsin voters.
Milwaukee leaders, including Mayor Tom Barrett, State Senator Latonya Johnson, President of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Tanya Atkinson, and retired Milwaukee Public School teacher Julie Buckholt discussed Joe Biden’s commitment to protect care for people with pre-existing conditions, lower the cost of health care, and expand coverage to all Americans.
Senator Tammy Baldwin hosted a press call with Wisconsin Women for Biden to discuss how Joe Biden will move our country forward and build our economy back better for working families across the state.
Senator Tammy Duckworth and Wisconsin veterans hosted a virtual event to launch Wisconsin’s Veterans and Military Families for Biden coalition. At the event, participants praised Joe Biden’s commitment to our service members, veterans, and military families and his promise to ensure they receive the full support and benefits they have earned and deserve.