Jill Biden implored Milwaukee Democrats Saturday to make a plan to vote and participate in organizing efforts in the final weeks of the presidential campaign.
“This is it, there are no do-overs,” Biden said during a virtual campaign appearance as she sought to boost enthusiasm for her husband, former Vice President Joe Biden.
Speaking from her Delaware home, Biden said, “Joe will be a president for all Americans, and he has a plan for all Americans to end this pandemic, to rebuild, to reimagine a future that’s better than ever.”
U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes also appeared as they urged listeners to vote while criticizing President Donald Trump.
“Donald Trump has used every single vulnerability in our society to drive a wedge between the racial groups,” Moore, of Milwaukee, said.
The event took place the same day that Joe Biden’s vice presidential running mate Kamala Harris appeared in a video in which she urged Wisconsinites to vote early and walked through the ways to do so.
Harris said in the video that early voters will be among “the first voters to move our country forward.”
“Joe and I are asking for you to please make a plan and take action today to vote early,” she said. “And then call at least five of your friends and family to make sure they do the same.”
The virtual pitches came as both parties step up activities leading to the Nov. 3 election.
Republicans held canvassing kickoff events in Franklin and Allouez on Saturday, with volunteers fanning out and knocking on doors to boost support for President Donald Trump and other candidates.
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Republicans have continued with door-knocking and dropping off literature in recent months, while Democrats in Wisconsin have relied on reaching voters virtually.
Republicans will have two high-profile surrogates in Wisconsin Monday and Tuesday.
Eric Trump, a son of the president, will make stops Monday at Village Bowl in Menomonee Falls and Diamond Assets in Milton.
Vice President Mike Pence will hold a Tuesday rally at Weldall Manufacturing in Waukesha.
There’s no word yet on when the president might return to the state.
Trump was due in Wisconsin Oct. 3 for rallies in Janesville and Green Bay, but those events were canceled after he tested positive for COVID-19.
Alison Dirr of the Journal Sentinel contributed to this story.