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.