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First lady Jill Biden is headed to Phoenix on Saturday. Here are her plans

Biden will be speaking at an event for Arizona teachers and at another event for Senator Mark Kelly.

PHOENIX — Editor's note: The above video aired during Jill Biden's previous visit to the Valley in March.

First lady Jill Biden will be visiting the Valley on Nov. 5, the White House announced Thursday.

Biden will be stopping by Arizona for a series of political events in Phoenix, including:

  • Delivering remarks at an Arizona Education Association event at 11 a.m.
  • Speaking at a Senator Mark Kelly event at 12 p.m.

This isn't the first time the first lady has stopped by the Valley. Back in March, she toured two Chandler Intel semiconductor campuses while promoting the president's economic agenda.

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“The Valley” is what locals call the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. It is considered the largest metropolitan area in the Southwest. 

The Valley is made up of various major cities other than Phoenix, including:

  • Mesa
  • Chandler
  • Scottsdale
  • Tempe
  • Glendale
  • Surprise
  • Peoria
  • Gilbert
  • El Mirage
  • Avondale
  • Litchfield Park
  • Goodyear
  • Buckeye

Whether a city is in the “East Valley” or “West Valley” depends on where it is in relation to Phoenix.

The cities of the Valley have a combined population of 4,845,832 people, according to the 2020 United States Census. This makes it the 11th largest metropolitan area in the country right behind the Boston and Atlanta areas.

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