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Jill Biden in Phoenix for 'Seniors for Biden-Harris' campaign

First lady Jill Biden stopped by a Phoenix senior center on Saturday as part of the “Seniors for Biden-Harris” campaign.

The goal is to energize this critical voting bloc by engaging them in bingo games and even pickleball.

There was a round of bingo and a Mariachi performance to entertain a large crowd gathered to hear Biden speak at the Devonshire Senior Center near 28th Street and Indian School Road.

Biden is on the campaign trail and stopping in swing states, like Arizona, to appeal to older adults.

"They want to destroy the structures that help us thrive, threatening the Social Security we have earned," she said.

Older adults are more likely than the average American to vote. However, older Arizonans are more likely to vote for former President Donald Trump according to a recent AARP survey.

That same survey showed that Social Security is an important issue for 78% of Arizonans age 50 and older. Biden also talked about age.

"Joe and the other guy are essentially the same age. So let's not be fooled. But what this election is about is the character of the person leading our country," she said.

Biden told the room that former President Donald Trump wants to cut Social Security, a major source of income for 54% of Arizonans 50 and older who were recently surveyed by AARP.

KJZZ senior field correspondent Kathy Ritchie has 20 years of experience reporting and writing stories for national and local media outlets — nearly a decade of it has been spent in public media.
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