January 11, 2012

Manchin Continues ‘Standing Up For Common Sense’ Tour with Additional Stops Across West Va.

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. — 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. 

Senator Manchin launched his “Standing Up for Common Sense” tour on Monday, kicking the week off with a “Coffee and Common Sense” event in St. Albans. He made stops in Lincoln County before ending the day with a town hall meeting in Milton. Yesterday, he toured the Webster County Courthouse. 

“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

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.

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.