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Tuesday, September 19th, 2023

First Lady Jill Biden to return to Seattle as part of a West Coast fundraising swing

First Lady Jill Biden will be back in the Emer­ald City this Thurs­day and Fri­day to raise mon­ey at two cam­paign recep­tions for the Biden Vic­to­ry Fund and vis­it the Fred Hutchin­son Can­cer Cen­ter, the White House announced today.

The Seat­tle stopover will be the first part of a two-leg West coast fundrais­ing swing that will also include events in Los Ange­les and San Diego, California.

The Biden Vic­to­ry Fund is a joint fundrais­ing com­mit­tee autho­rized by Biden for Pres­i­dent, the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Com­mit­tee and the state Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ties in all fifty states plus the Dis­trict of Colum­bia. Under fed­er­al law, the com­mit­tee is able to accept con­tri­bu­tions of up to $929,600 from a per­son and $415,000 from a mul­ti­can­di­date com­mit­tee. Con­tri­bu­tions received by the com­mit­tee from major Demo­c­ra­t­ic donors are dis­trib­uted as follows:

  • The first $6,600/$10,000 from a person/PAC will be allo­cat­ed to Biden for Pres­i­dent, with the first $3,300/$5,000 des­ig­nat­ed for the pri­ma­ry and the next $3,300/$5,000 for the gen­er­al election.
  • The next $41,300/$15,000 from a person/PAC will be allo­cat­ed to the DNC.
  • The next $510,000/$255,000 from a person/PAC will be split equal­ly among the Demo­c­ra­t­ic state parties.

First Lady Jill Biden has made sev­er­al trips to Seat­tle since the begin­ning of her hus­band’s pres­i­den­cy, includ­ing one last Octo­ber before the midterms. One of the projects she has been heav­i­ly involved in and trav­eled to Wash­ing­ton to sup­port is Join­ing Forces, “a White House ini­tia­tive to sup­port mil­i­tary fam­i­lies, which includes: fam­i­lies of ser­vice mem­bers and vet­er­ans, care­givers and survivors.”

This trip will sup­port the admin­is­tra­tion’s Uni­ty Agen­da and Can­cer Moonshot.

Here’s the itin­er­ary released by the White House:

First Lady Jill Biden to Trav­el to Wash­ing­ton and California 

From Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 21 through Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 23, First Lady Jill Biden will trav­el to Seat­tle, Wash­ing­ton, and Los Ange­les and San Diego, California.

Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 21st 

In the evening, the First Lady will arrive at King Coun­ty Inter­na­tion­al Air­port in Seat­tle, WA.

Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 22nd 

As part of the Biden Administration’s Uni­ty Agen­da and Can­cer Moon­shot, the First Lady will vis­it the Fred Hutchin­son Can­cer Cen­ter in Seat­tle, WA to high­light the impor­tance of sup­port­ing can­cer sur­vivors through spe­cial­ized care and research, includ­ing sur­vivors of child­hood can­cers and breast cancer.

In the evening, the First Lady will deliv­er remarks at two polit­i­cal events for the Biden Vic­to­ry Fund in Seat­tle, WA.

Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 23rd 

The First Lady will deliv­er remarks at polit­i­cal events for the Biden Vic­to­ry Fund in Los Ange­les and San Diego, CA.

The cam­paign recep­tions the First Lady is par­tic­i­pat­ing in will be held in Shore­line and Mer­cer Island. Those wish­ing to par­tic­i­pate are asked to con­tribute sums of at least four fig­ures. For secu­ri­ty rea­sons, the North­west Pro­gres­sive Insti­tute does­n’t pub­licly share the times or loca­tions of events like these.

The Secret Ser­vice may require the tem­po­rary clo­sure of roads and high­ways on Fri­day to ensure it can get the First Lady to each of her stops. Those clo­sures will not be announced or dis­closed in advance, again for secu­ri­ty rea­sons. If you have trav­el plans on Thurs­day evening or on Fri­day, please keep this mind.

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