In a show of support for her husband, President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden visited Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, to tour its cancer research laboratory. This visit is just one example of the active role Jill Biden has taken on in the 2024 re-election campaign. As they both seek another four years in the White House, the first lady is making her presence known by promoting the president’s initiatives.
The Emory lab, which recently received a significant $24.8 million federal grant from the Biden administration, is at the forefront of the president’s prioritized efforts to research and develop innovative ways to prevent, treat, and potentially cure various types of cancer. Under the Biden administration, funding for cancer research has become a priority, with President Biden unveiling the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) to use mRNA technology to train our immune systems to fight cancer more effectively.
While at Emory University, First Lady Biden witnessed firsthand the work being done in the cancer research lab. Researchers and robots are working to perfect the use of mRNA technology as a form of genetic therapy to strengthen and train the human immune system against cancer cells. Jill Biden praised the work being done, stating, “Your work can change lives here in Georgia and around the world.” She reiterated the ambitious goal of the Biden Cancer Moonshot initiative to make cancer a curable disease and reduce the pain of losing loved ones to this disease.
It comes as no surprise that First Lady Jill Biden is actively campaigning for her husband’s re-election bid. Bloomberg News predicted this in January, stating that the first lady would assert herself on major decisions and serve as an advisor and surrogate for the president. Her ability to connect with voters, particularly women voters, has been recognized by Team Biden. She has been described as a “secret weapon” and is expected to play a significant role in winning over support in the 2024 campaign.
In addition to her campaign efforts, Jill Biden has also taken on an active fundraising role. Her warmth, approachability, and experience as a classroom teacher make her an effective messenger on the campaign trail. Her presence is seen as formidable and impactful, both in fundraising events and as a campaigner for her husband’s presidential campaigns.
Overall, First Lady Jill Biden’s visit to Emory University highlights her dedication to supporting her husband and his initiatives. With a focus on cancer research and prevention, she is taking an active role in promoting the Biden administration’s commitment to American innovation in the fight against cancer.