Updated 09/05/2012 07:44 PM
Dr. Jill Biden encourages delegates at convention caucus meetings
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, made the rounds at the Charlotte Convention Center Wednesday and attended several caucus meetings. Jill Biden, a longtime activist and educator herself, talked about issues not just close to her, but also to the Obama campaign.
She arrived to an enthusiastic crowd before her beginning remarks at the Asian American and Pacific Islanders Caucus Meeting.
"I'm here today because as you know, we can't do this without you," said Biden.
She encouraged delegates to take the enthusiasm felt during the convention, so far, through November.
"We can't let that passion and enthusiasm just stay right here in Charlotte. We have a lot to do," said Biden.
Delegates say even though the Second Lady's remarks were brief, her comments about jobs, military service and education resonated.
"She understands the role of education and that's an important value within the Asian American community," said Linh Hoang, a delegate from Virginia. He said hearing from Biden herself about the challenges Asian American community reaffirms for him the president's message.
"And beyond that, education is the key criteria in making sure that we have a strong economy," he said.
Biden went on to speak at the Youth and Native American Council Meetings where she talked about her son who served in Iraq.
"That really spoke to me as an Alaskan because in Alaska we have a number of military families, we're a military state," said Ian Olson, a delegate from Alaska.
And she shared that with more delegates when she spoke at the Veterans and Military Families Council, where she wrapped up her day at the Convention Center.
Biden will address the Democratic National Convention Thursday night.