(BISMARCK, ND) – Today, the North Dakota Democratic-NPL is proud to announce that former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden will headline their 2018 Convention in Grand Forks on Saturday, March 17th.
Vice President Biden served as a U.S. Senator from Delaware for nearly four decades and as Vice President of the United States from 2009-2017. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Vice President Biden has been a lifelong champion for the working class and, in the Senate, authored landmark legislation such as the Violence Against Women Act, which Senator Heidi Heitkamp helped implement as North Dakota’s Attorney General.
“Heidi lives and breathes North Dakota – she fights with every fiber of her being for rural America,” Vice President Joe Biden said. “Heidi has been a strong leader in the Senate and most importantly, she gets the job done for the people she serves. From the Case New Holland worker in Fargo building agriculture equipment for the world to the small business owner in Williston, North Dakotans should know that Heidi has their back in the Senate – I’ve seen it firsthand. I’m looking forward to showing my support for Heidi in Grand Forks and throughout this campaign.”  
“I’m proud to call Vice President Biden a friend – but more importantly, he’s been a friend and champion for hardworking men and women throughout his entire career,” Senator Heidi Heitkamp said. “We both come from humble beginnings, and that’s why we feel so passionately about a better future for folks across North Dakota and across the country. Whether it was writing the Violence Against Women Act or fighting for good-paying jobs that can support a family, there’s no stronger advocate for working people than Vice President Biden. I’m grateful for his generous support and look forward to welcoming him to North Dakota next month.”
“Democrats are the party of hardworking men and women – and whether it’s Heidi or Vice President Biden, we’re lucky have such strong leaders fighting for us every single day,” Kylie Oversen, Chair of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL said. “Vice President Biden has been a fighter for workers, families and retirees for his entire career – and whether he was serving in the U.S. Senate or in the White House, he never lost touch with his working-class roots. Dem-NPLers are fired up for 2018 and we’re thrilled to welcome Vice President Biden to North Dakota and to our convention on March 17th.”