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Jill Biden Could Be the First First Lady to Have a Full-Time Job Outside the White House

Photo credit: Jim Watson - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jim Watson – Getty Images

From Marie Claire

The role of First Lady is loosely defined, extremely scrutinized, and severely underpaid—we’re talking a salary of $0 for four to eight years of nonstop public engagements, advocacy work, and event planning and hosting duties. Despite all this, presidential spouses throughout history have made their role incredibly impactful. To name a few: Hillary Clinton was appointed by her husband to head the White House Task Force on National Health Care Reform; Laura Bush testified in Congress to support her childhood literacy initiatives and spoke out against the oppression of women in Afghanistan; and Michelle Obama established initiatives to end childhood obesity, improve educational opportunities for women, and support military families.

If Joe Biden is declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election, Dr. Jill Biden will undoubtedly go even further in revolutionizing the job of First Lady, most prominently by

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  • November 7, 2020

Jill Biden to make visit to North Carolina on Tuesday

Jill Biden will make her first visit of the general election to North Carolina on Tuesday when she visits Greenville and Fayetteville to campaign for her husband, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, his campaign announced Monday.

Jill Biden will host a get-out-the-vote rally at Pitt Community College in Greenville at 12:05 p.m. before meeting with veterans and military families in Fayetteville later Tuesday afternoon and hosting another rally there at an as-yet undisclosed location scheduled for 3:10 p.m.

Biden participated in online forums with Raleigh-area working families and Guilford County educators last month. She will be the second candidate’s spouse to travel to North Carolina in the space of five days after Douglas Emhoff, the husband of Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, was in Greensboro on Thursday.

The pace of campaign visits to North Carolina continues to accelerate as the Nov. 3 election — and Oct. 15 opening of

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  • October 6, 2020

Jill Biden drawing on classroom time for case against Trump

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — When Jill Biden introduced herself to millions of Americans during last month’s Democratic National Convention, she did so from a high school where she once taught English near her Delaware home.

Since then, she’s visited a classroom that would otherwise be filled with elementary school children, participated in a health briefing on how to safely resume in-person learning and met with teachers in a Wisconsin backyard.

The emphasis on education is a natural fit for someone who was a public school teacher for more than 20 years, earned two master’s degrees and then a doctorate in education and continued teaching at a community college when her husband, Joe Biden, was vice president.

But in an election year where reopening schools shuttered by the coronavirus is emerging as a flashpoint, Jill Biden is increasingly drawing on her classroom experience to empathize with parents struggling to cope with

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  • September 6, 2020

5 Most Memorable Moments, From AOC to Jill Biden

The second day of the 2020 Democratic National Convention saw the party formally nominate Joe Biden as its presidential candidate and, of course, Biden formally accept the job. But it wasn’t the only big moment of the evening. Like the previous night, it saw a cross-political sampling of speakers (like former Bush Secretary of State Colin Powell), as well as some truly touching moments.

Among those highlights: Jill Biden gave the keynote speech from the high school she once taught at; former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who infamously because the first person Trump fired after she refused to defend his first travel ban against legal challenges, spoke out against Trump; congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was on hand to symbolically nominate Bernie Sanders, a convention requirement afforded to all candidates whose delegate counts meet a required threshold; and people whose lives were saved by one of Biden’s signature accomplishments s Vice

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  • August 19, 2020