January 13, 2012

Manchin Continues His Second Week of ‘Standing Up For Common Sense’ Tour

Manchin to highlight immense policy challenges of 2012 during several major public events throughout the state

Washington, D.C. — Next week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will continue his 2-week, statewide tour of West Virginia focused on “Standing Up for Common Sense,” making stops in Ghent, Beckley, Sutton, Morgantown and Blacksville. 

“We’ve had an overwhelming response everywhere we’ve been so far,” Senator Manchin said. “People are so eager to talk about the direction this country is headed and what they can do to stand up for common sense. In West Virginia, our people are our greatest resource – we know the dysfunction in Washington has to end, and I’m not surprised that so many West Virginians believe that commonsense ideas will put this country on a better path forward when it comes to creating jobs, putting our fiscal house in order, achieving energy independence and rebuilding America.”

Throughout this tour, Manchin has and 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. 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 16, 2012

Attend the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Ecumenical Service in Charleston 

When: 10 a.m.
Where: Asbury Methodist Church, 501 Elizabeth Street, Charleston 
What:Senator Manchin and staff will attend the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Ecumenical Service

Participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Bell Ringing at the State Capitol

When: 12 p.m.
Where: Liberty Bell, State Capitol Ground
What:Senator Manchin and staff will participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Bell Ringing at the State Capitol

TUESDAY, January 17, 2012

Speak to faculty, staff and students at the New River Community and Technical College’s Advanced Technology Center 

When: 10:30-11:30 a.m.            
Where: New River Community & Technical College’s Advanced Technology Center, 527 Odd Road, Ghent
What:Senator Manchin will speak to faculty, staff and students.

Visit Woodrow Wilson High School 

When: 1 p.m. 
Where: 400 Stanaford Road, Beckley
What:Senator Manchin will visit Woodrow Wilson High School 

THURSDAY, January 19, 2012 

Coffee and Common Sense 

When: 8:30 a.m.
Where: Century Inn, 15 Camden Avenue, Sutton
What:Senator Manchin will hold a Coffee and Common Sense event to listen to West Virginians ideas, concerns and priorities. 

Visit Senior Monongalians, Inc.

When: 11:30 a.m. 
Where: 5000 Greenbag Rd # A5  Morgantown
What:Senator Manchin will visit Senior Monongalians, Inc. and speak with senior citizens. 

Visit Clay Battelle High School 

When: 1 p.m. 
Where: 6226 Mason-Dixon Hwy, Blacksville
What: Senator Manchin will visit Clay Battelle High School and speak with students.