First Lady Jill Biden visits community college in Dixon, Illinois today

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DIXON, Ill. – First Lady Jill Biden visited Dixon, Illinois Monday. She joined Governor JB Pritzker and Miguel Cardona, the U.S. Secretary of Education to tour Sauk Valley Community College.

Biden is working to make two years of community colleges free for hard-working students. She launched the College Promise program in 2015 and now as First Lady is touring the country to push the plan.

“We can’t afford to exclude so many from continuing their education just because they come from certain income brackets or certain areas,” said Biden.

She said this program is where all Americans can come together and find common ground.

Gov. Pritzker was also on hand for Biden’s visit today.

“Once again, the Biden administration is putting the cart before the horse. Instead of pushing a progressive wish list, the Biden administration should focus on the devastating effects of the pandemic on Illinoisan children and announce a plan to get them back in school,” said Preya Samsundar, The Republican National Committee spokesperson.

Dr. Biden is a longtime champion of community colleges. She is a professor of writing at one in Virginia.

While she was the Second Lady, she worked to emphasize their critical role in strengthening the nation’s economy.

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