Jill Biden launches campaign to increase female voter turnout in Pennsylvania

“The American dream means nothing if it's not for all Americans. Joe believes that."

  • Julia Agos

(Harrisburg) — Jill Biden is trying to help her husband Joe win over female voters in Pennsylvania by launching the Pennsylvania Women for Biden initiative to drive voter turnout in the general election.

Pennsylvania, which President Trump won by 44,000 votes in 2016, is considered a key swing state in November. Both the former vice president and his wife are Pennsylvania natives and have made a number of campaign stops in the commonwealth — including in Lancaster County last week.

Jill Biden launched the initiative in a video call with supporters and urged them to talk to their friends and family about the election, and to use their social media platforms to show their support.

Biden said she worries Trump administration policies will deny the American dream to future generations.

“The American dream means nothing if it’s not for all Americans. Joe believes that. He has the steady leadership to get us through this chaos,” Biden said.

Biden said among her husband’s top priorities if elected will be to expand access to healthcare, and renewable energy. She also said Joe Biden will work to improve the education system with universal pre-K and affordable college tuition.

Jill Biden said past elections have shown that when women show up the polls, the Democratic candidate usually wins.

“Women know how to take care of our communities. We organize. We vote. And we win elections. So get involved because this is way too important to sit out,” she said.

Recent polls show Biden with a lead in his home state over President Trump. The New York Times/Siena College poll from June 25 showed a 10-point advantage for Biden.

 

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