Melinda French Gates BREAKS SILENCE – Supports President Biden

Melinda French Gates Daily Report June 21,2024

Melinda French Gates has made her first-ever endorsement for president, deciding to back President Joe Biden’s re-election. That endorsement comes just as the nation gears up for the highly anticipated, and some may say highly controversial, 2024 presidential election. 

French Gates, who divorced Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in 2021, took to social media to explain her decision.

“I’ve never endorsed a presidential candidate before. But this year’s election stands to be so enormously consequential for women and families that, this time, I can’t stay quiet. Women deserve a leader who cares about the issues they face and is committed to protecting their safety, their health, their economic power, their reproductive rights, and their ability to freely and fully participate in a functioning democracy. In this election, the contrast couldn’t be greater, and the stakes couldn’t be higher. I will be voting for President Biden,” she shared via X.

French Gates also stated her fears about how the years under former President Donald Trump could affect gendered rights and liberties, as they seemed to suffer under his 2016-2020 presidential years.

“My work on gender equality and global health often requires me to work with leaders on both sides of the aisle, so I’ve avoided talking publicly about who I voted for in past elections. But this year is different. After Trump’s first term in office endangered the health of women, compromising their safety and robbing them of essential freedoms, I’m supporting Biden this election and asking others to do the same,” she also wrote.

 

French Gates said she plans to ramp up her political giving on top of her charitable work, especially in support of policies such as paid family medical leave.

The endorsement from Melinda French Gates – who has become an increasingly influential advocate for gender equality and women’s rights in recent years, even as her divorce has shined a brighter light on her personal life – amounts to a significant new vote of confidence for the re-election effort of President Biden.

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