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First lady visits Delano alongside Newsom

First lady Jill Biden speaks during a visit at The Forty Acres, the first headquarters of the United Farm Workers labor union, in Delano, Calif., Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)

First lady Jill Biden landed at Meadows Airport in Bakersfield on Wednesday afternoon and made her way to Delano, a farming community of 52,000 people in northern Kern County, along with California Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wife, first partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom. (If the term “first partner” is new to you, you’re not alone.)

In a speech on the grounds of The Forty Acres monument, Biden honored the memory of civil rights and labor leader César Chávez, praised the contributions of essential workers, stressed the importance of the COVID-19 vaccination drive and advocated for her husband’s immigration reform proposals.

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