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Jill Biden, Anne Holton talk women's rights at CCP

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The campaign trail came through Philadelphia yet again Sunday as the Democrats work to solidify support for Hillary Clinton among women. (WPVI)

The campaign trail came through Philadelphia yet again Sunday as the Democrats work to solidify support for Hillary Clinton among women.

Vice president Joe Biden's wife, Jill, teamed up with Anne Holton, the wife of the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee.

The duo spoke at the Community College of Philadelphia.

Their speech focused mainly on equality for women in the workplace and economy.

"When I think of the incredible changes that have happened just in my lifetime, it really amazes me, from equal rights to equal opportunities," said Biden, (D-Second Lady).

"Sixty percent of minimum wage workers are women, many of them with children, many of them trying to get by paycheck to paycheck," said Holton. "So when we together increase the minimum wage, we will be helping lift women and children out of poverty."

It was also a chance for the audience to get to know Holton personally.

"I didn't know a lot about her. I didn't know that she kept her last name. She's not Anne Kaine, which I think as a woman who's in the workforce and everything is really important to me," said Sheri Cole, Hillary supporter.

The women also took time to campaign for Democratic nominee for senator Katie Mcginty.

Mcginty is up against incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Toomey.

"It also delivers Hillary a working majority when Katie Mcginty assumes that senate seat, you here in Pennsylvania, you all have a lot of power here," said Holton.

It was a busy day for the duo. After the rally in Philadelphia, they headed out to Phoenixville for a rally there.
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