Dec 15, 2021


December 15, 2021

Contact: Julia Hamelburg (julia.hamelburg@wisdems.org)

WisDems Welcome First Lady and Second Gentleman to Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — Today, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff will visit Waukesha and Milwaukee. Ahead of their visit, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler released the following statement:

“Today’s trip is significant for our state, coming just a few weeks after an unspeakable tragedy impacted our neighbors in the Waukesha community. It makes such a difference to have leaders like First Lady Biden and Second Gentleman Emhoff who are guided by empathy and compassion. We’re grateful for their leadership and presence as Wisconsin families cope with grief and come together to work through the process of healing.

“We’re also grateful that today’s visit will highlight the critical importance of getting vaccinated. As the second year of this pandemic draws to a close, we’re thankful that more than 3.5 million Wisconsinites have stepped up and received at least one dose of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. Still, the work is not done: as we confront another variant of this disease, it is more important than ever that we continue to get vaccinated and, when eligible, receive a booster shot. Together, we can put this pandemic behind us.”