Biden Victory Fund Seattle event invitation
Screenshot of the invitation on the Biden Victory Fund website

Pres­i­dent Joe Biden’s run­ning mate will be pay­ing Seat­tle a vis­it in less than two weeks to raise mon­ey for the Biden Vic­to­ry Fund, NPI has learned. 

Vice Pres­i­dent Kamala Har­ris will be vis­it­ing the Emer­ald City on June 1st for a fundrais­ing event to ben­e­fit the Demo­c­ra­t­ic tick­et, at a time to be announced and a loca­tion pro­vid­ed upon RSVP, accord­ing to an invi­ta­tion cir­cu­lat­ed by the campaign. 

As with fundrais­ers head­lined by Pres­i­dent Biden ear­li­er this month in Seat­tle and Med­i­na, and by First Lady Jill Biden last Sep­tem­ber, pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit a joint fundrais­ing com­mit­tee estab­lished to facil­i­tate a Demo­c­ra­t­ic vic­to­ry in 2024.

The min­i­mum cost to par­tic­i­pate in the recep­tion is $6,600 — dubbed the “Friend” lev­el by the cam­paign. Those donat­ing at least $12,500 per cou­ple (the Super Donor lev­el) will be able to take a pho­to with the Vice Pres­i­dent. The oth­er giv­ing lev­els are Sup­port­ing Donor, at $25,000, Lead Donor, at $50,000, and Co-Host, at $100,000.

Pro­ceeds from joint fundrais­ing com­mit­tees can be split between many dif­fer­ent enti­ties. As we have pre­vi­ous­ly report­ed here, the Biden Vic­to­ry Fund ben­e­fits the cam­paign, the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Com­mit­tee (known as the DNC for short), and the more than fifty state and ter­ri­to­r­i­al Demo­c­ra­t­ic par­ty orga­ni­za­tions, includ­ing Washington’s, Oregon’s, and Idaho’s. Here are the con­tri­bu­tion rules and allo­ca­tion information: 

Biden Vic­to­ry Fund accepts con­tri­bu­tions of up to $929,600 from a per­son and $415,000 from a mul­ti­can­di­date com­mit­tee (“PAC”). 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 from: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, and WY. Any addi­tion­al funds will be allo­cat­ed to the DNC, sub­ject to applic­a­ble con­tri­bu­tion limits.

A con­trib­u­tor may des­ig­nate his or her con­tri­bu­tion for a par­tic­u­lar par­tic­i­pant by con­tact­ing [email protected]. The allo­ca­tion for­mu­la above may change if fol­low­ing it would result in an exces­sive con­tri­bu­tion. Con­tri­bu­tions will be used in con­nec­tion with fed­er­al elec­tions, may be spent on any activ­i­ty as each com­mit­tee deter­mines in its sole dis­cre­tion, and will not be ear­marked for any par­tic­u­lar can­di­date. Fed­er­al law requires us to use our best efforts to col­lect and report the name, mail­ing address, occu­pa­tion, and name of employ­er of indi­vid­u­als whose con­tri­bu­tions exceed $200 per elec­tion cycle. Biden Vic­to­ry Fund does not accept con­tri­bu­tions from cor­po­ra­tions or their PACs, unions, fed­er­al con­trac­tors, nation­al banks, those reg­is­tered as fed­er­al lob­by­ists or under FARA, SEC-named exec­u­tives of fos­sil fuel com­pa­nies, or for­eign nationals.

Vice Pres­i­dent Har­ris last vis­it­ed Seat­tle in August of 2023. She head­lined a cam­paign recep­tion and also appeared at an offi­cial event to mark the anniver­sary of the sign­ing of the Infla­tion Reduc­tion Act, which we cov­ered here on The Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate.

The White House has yet to pre­view Vice Pres­i­dent Har­ris’ sched­ule for June 1st or Seat­tle trav­el plans but is like­ly to pro­vide guid­ance some­time next week.

POSTSCRIPT: We now have that guid­ance. This post has more details on Har­ris’ vis­it, includ­ing her sched­ule as released by the White House for Sat­ur­day the 1st.

About the author

Andrew Villeneuve is the founder and executive director of the Northwest Progressive Institute, as well as the founder of NPI's sibling, the Northwest Progressive Foundation. He has worked to advance progressive causes for over two decades as a strategist, speaker, author, and organizer. Andrew is also a cybersecurity expert, a veteran facilitator, a delegate to the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, and a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.

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  1. I under­stand why not give the address of the event. But Seat­tle is a long city, and in some places wide. Know­ing rough­ly where and when, i.e., West Seat­tle? NE Seat­tle, and morn­ing? mid-after­noon? evening? helps some of us decide whether we can attend or not. And helps oth­ers know to avoid the area at that time. Seems you can give that much info, since oth­er orga­niz­ers do for pres­i­den­tial and VP visits.

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