From Nancy Pelosi to Kamala Harris, San Francisco is no stranger to political star power, but this June the Bay Area will play host to not one but two White House-level visits. Both President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are slated to visit the Bay Area this month for two separate stops in the region.
The president is expected to spend three days traveling in the Bay Area from June 19 - 21, according to a White House Press release.
The president visited San Francisco in 2019 when he was running for office. That trip included a private democratic fundraiser hosted by by Senator Dianne Feinstein at the Fairmont Hotel in Nob Hill and another Biden fundraiser at the Palo Alto home of Silicon Valley venture capitalist Greg Sands. Then-candidate Biden also attended a small fundraiser in South San Francisco.
But before Air Force One lands, the first lady will visit San Francisco first on June 13 and participate in a fundraising reception for her husband’s 2024 campaign, according to an email newsletter sent Tuesday by the Mission-based cafe and civic events space Manny’s, which hosts a range of political, arts and community events.
“That’s right—Dr. Jill Biden is coming to our little corner of San Francisco for a special afternoon fundraising reception for President Biden’s Campaign and I’d like to invite you to join,” wrote Manny’s proprietor Manny Yekutiel. “It’s a huge moment for me personally and for Manny's so I hope you’ll dig deep, get on board, support the President, and come hang with the First Lady and me.”
The June reception will take a celebratory page from Pride month, according to Yekutiel’s email, and also include a small VIP reception with the first lady. The time of the general reception is TBD, but interested attendees can RSVP at this link for Biden’s “Victory Fund.” The exact address will be shared upon RSVP.
Tickets for the general reception range from $100 to $1,000—although $100 tickets are already sold out.
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