Joe and I will keep showing up for America’s children until they have the opportunity they deserve

Jill Biden said Sunday night that she and her husband, Vice President Joe Biden, are still following up on issues that were “persistent” to them and their family over the past year, like standing…

Joe and I will keep showing up for America's children until they have the opportunity they deserve

Jill Biden said Sunday night that she and her husband, Vice President Joe Biden, are still following up on issues that were “persistent” to them and their family over the past year, like standing up to gun violence, supporting police officers and focusing on improving middle-class families.

“When this thing started, Jill and I had a story to tell: ‘We’re not going to be on TV all the time,'” Biden said during her keynote address at the Women’s Global Forum on inequality in Washington. “We’re going to show up to show that we are fighters.”

“We will keep showing up for America’s children until they have the opportunity they deserve, and for their families to grow and thrive together,” Biden said.

Biden delivered an impassioned speech to an audience of women who have run for political office, advocating for a politics that listens to working-class women.

The first lady’s remarks on the economic opportunities facing women came as the first wave of debate over women’s issues enters the spotlight as we near the midterms. Biden urged the crowd to advocate for their voices to be heard in the upcoming election by voting, fundraising, campaigning, helping other women “push and pull through,” and sharing their ideas for change.

“Our very voice belongs to the world, in our case, the United States, but there are women who lead every nation,” she said. “There’s a reason why I’m president. It’s because you listened to my ideas and it resonated.”

“Like Joseph [Robbins] said when I asked him about the election, ‘The members of the First Ladies’ Club all agree that if we feel good about America, we have to vote,'” Biden said.

The First Lady, who as the wife of a vice president is in a unique position to provide first-hand insight into policies affecting working-class women, also stressed the importance of “weing” together.

Biden closed her remarks with this pledge: “I’m offering you the promise to be active in the next two years and the next two years and the next two years.

“The truth is, my husband and I believe in the humanity and the diversity of this country, the most powerful nation in the world, because in this world, no single country, no single people or single religions can ever dictate what happens here.”

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