Jill Biden this week participated in a Virginia Women for Biden early vote virtual rally with Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (VA-10), former Virginia Secretary of Education and first woman interim president of George Mason University Anne Holton, first woman Speaker of the House of Delegates Eileen Filler-Corn (Springfield), and first woman House Majority Leader Del. Charniele Herring (Alexandria), according to a campaign news release.
The rally was to encourage Virginia women to start voting early this Friday, Sept. 18, which can be done in the local registrars office or by mail-in ballot.
Participants spoke about what is at stake in the election for women across Virginia.
“In this moment we have so much power,” said Jill Biden in a statement. “We decide what comes next. Especially women, because we know how to change hearts and minds. We know how to organize and invest in our communities. And we win elections. ...Women are going to choose the course of this nation for years to come. 50 days. 50 days to make sure that our voices are heard.”
Holton said voting has been so much easier this year in Virginia.
“There’s a 45-day window of early voting in-person or absentee for anybody,” she said. “You don’t have to show a reason or an excuse. All you have to do is show up at your local registrar or request an absentee ballot and say ‘I want to vote.’”