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Jan 05 2012

'Standing Up For Common Sense': Manchin Launches 2-Week Tour of West Virginia

Manchin to highlight immense policy challenges of 2012 during several major public events, including town hall meetings and Coffee and Common Sense gatherings

Washington, D.C. — Beginning Monday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will launch a 2-week statewide tour focused on “Standing Up For Common Sense.”

During the tour, Manchin will discuss the immense policy challenges ahead in 2012 and the need to stand up for commonsense ideas that will create jobs, boost the economy, achieve energy independence, protect seniors and rebuild America.

“For the sake of our state’s future and our country’s future, we in West Virginia must stand up for commonsense and send Washington a very strong and direct message: It’s time to stand up and work together,” Senator Manchin said. “With the dysfunction in Washington we saw last year, now is our time to put politics aside and focus on what’s best for America and the next generation – protecting our seniors, creating jobs, achieving energy independence and rebuilding our nation.”

In the 2-week “Standing Up for Common Sense” tour, Senator Manchin will take the conversation directly to the people of West Virginia. The tour will feature a number of major public events, including town halls, coffee conversations and visits to schools and senior centers. Senator Manchin will also meet with business and labor leaders, seniors, families, students and West Virginians from all across the state to talk about how to stand together for commonsense and a brighter future for the nation.

**For Planning Purposes – Events Will Be Added**

Public/Media Schedule for Senator Joe Manchin


MONDAY, January 9, 2012

Coffee and Common Sense

When: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Where: Shoney’s, 510 MacCorkle Avenue, Saint Albans
What: Sen. Manchin will hold a “Coffee and Common Sense” event to hear West Virginians’ commonsense ideas, priorities and concerns.

Visit Lincoln County High School for an announcement

When: 2 p.m.
Where: Lincoln County High School, 81 Lincoln Panther Way, Hamlin
What: Senator Manchin will participate in an announcement with the Huntington Area Food Bank.

Tour Lincoln County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

When: 3:15 p.m.
Where: Lincoln Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 200 Monday Drive, Hamlin
What: Senator Manchin will tour the Lincoln County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Host town hall meeting

When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Milton Senior Citizen Center, 1032 Church Street, Milton
What: Senator Manchin will host a town hall meeting with constituents.

TUESDAY, January 10, 2012

Press Conference Call

When: 11:15 a.m.
What: Sen. Manchin will hold a press conference call with West Virginia reporters in his Charleston office. Those interested in participating by phone should email press@manchin.senate.gov for call-in information.

Visit the Webster County Courthouse

When: 1:45 p.m.
Where: Webster County Courthouse, 2 Court Square, Webster Springs
What: Senator Manchin will meet with constituents at the Webster County Courthouse.

WEDNESDAY, January 11, 2012

Visit Upper Ohio Valley Family Services

When: 11 a.m.
Where: Upper Ohio Valley Family Service, 51 11th Street, Wheeling
What: Senator Manchin will visit Upper Ohio Valley Family Services.

Host town hall meeting

When: 5:30 p.m.
Where: Millsop Community Center, Weirton Room, 3420 Main Street, Weirton
What: Senator Manchin will participate in/host a town hall with area residents.

THURSDAY, January 12, 2012

Visit the Harrison County Senior Center

When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: 500 West Main Street, Clarksburg
What: Senator Manchin will visit the Harrison County Senior Center.

Speak with students at Wirt County High School

When: 2:30 p.m. Where: Mulberry Street, Elizabeth
What: Senator Manchin will speak with students at Wirt County High School.

Visit the Wirt County Courthouse

When: 3:15 p.m. Where: 1 Court Square, Elizabeth
What: Senator Manchin will visit Wirt County Courthouse and speak with residents.

FRIDAY, January 13, 2012

Visit Roane County High School

When: 9 a.m.
Where: Roane County High School, One Raider Way, Spencer
What: Senator Manchin will visit Roane County High School.

Visit the Roane County Courthouse and Spencer’s Main Street

When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Roane County Courthouse, 200 Main Street, Spencer
What: Senator Manchin will visit the Roane County Courthouse and Spencer’s Main Street.


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