March 29, 2012

Manchin Kicks Off Two Week Tour Focused On ‘Fighting For Every Job’

Washington, D.C. — Starting Monday, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will kick off two weeks of events throughout the state to highlight how he and the people of West Virginia are “Fighting for Every Job” now and into the future. The statewide tour will highlight the connection between jobs and energy independence, the Senator’s agenda to help small businesses succeed, how to revitalize American manufacturing, the importance of training our workforce through higher education, and the Senator’s growing effort to hire unemployed veterans. 

“Not only are we fighting to keep every job, we’re fighting to create good-paying jobs in our state. Whether it’s through powering this nation with our vast energy resources, working to eliminate burdensome regulations or making sure our veterans have a good place to work, we in West Virginia have truly fought for every job,” Senator Manchin said. “West Virginia has the strongest workforce in the world, and I am totally committed to making sure that our hardworking men and women are able to put their incredible talents to good use. We have done the heavy lifting to build this nation into the great power that it is today, and no matter what, I will do everything in my power to ensure our workforce in West Virginia stays strong and has the opportunity to succeed.”  

**For Planning Purposes – Events Will Be Added** 
Public/Media Schedule for Senator Joe Manchin

MONDAY, April 2

When: 9:30 a.m. 
Where: The Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs.
What:Senator Joe Manchin delivers remarks during the Marcellus and Utica Shale Conference and Expo.

PLEASE NOTE: Members of the Media who wish to cover this event must RSVP to Raelyn Blake, with the Greenbrier, by calling 304-536-4928 or emailing

TUESDAY, April 3

When: 9:30 a.m.
Where: John Amos Power Plant, Route 817, near Winfield.
What:Senator Manchin delivers a major speech on jobs, the economy and energy.

PLEASE NOTE: Members of the Media who wish to cover this event must RSVP to Sara Payne Scarbro, with Senator Manchin’s office, by emailing

When: 11 a.m.
Where: Marshall University Forensic Science Center, 1401 Forensic Science Drive, Huntington
What: Senator Manchin participates in a press conference with officials from Marshall University regarding the Forensic Science Graduate Program’s accreditation and the Paul H. and Dixie O. Nicely Scholarship Fund. 


When: 8:30 a.m. 
Where: Fairmont State University, Falcon Center, 3rd floor conference room, 1201 Locust Ave., Fairmont.
What:Senator Manchin delivers remarks to Leadership Marion members.

When: 10 a.m. 
Where: 1-79 Technology Park Research Center, Mon Power Headquarters, Conference Room, 5001 NASA Blvd., Fairmont.
What:Senator Manchin participates in Marion County Chamber’s “Coffee with Congress” event.

When: 12:30 p.m. 
Where: The Waterfront Place Hotel, 2 Waterfront Place, Morgantown.
What:Senator Manchin delivers remarks during the West Virginia University’s Alumni Scholarship Air Force and Army ROTC Luncheon.

When: 2:15 p.m. 
Where: 1-79 Technology Park Research Center, Robert H. Mollohan Research Building, Fairmont.  
What: Senator Manchin delivers remarks during the Dynamic Networking for Small Business event, co-sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration.   

TUESDAY, April 10

When: 11 a.m. 
Where: Schmidt Bros Sunoco, 2811 Eoff Street, Wheeling.
What:Senator Manchin speaks about gas prices at Schmidt Bros Sunoco.

When: 12:30 p.m. 
Where: Wheeling Centre Market, 2200 Market Street, Wheeling.
What:Senator Manchin visits shops at the Centre Market and speak with businesses owners and employees.


When: 12:30 p.m. 
Where: Pasquale’s, 224 Harper Park Drive, Beckley.
What:Senator Manchin participates in a “Coffee and Common Sense” event and speaks to area residents.

THURSDAY, April 12

When: Noon
Where: Carloni's Brick Oven, 510 Washington Street, Ravenswood.
What:Senator Manchin participates in a “Coffee and Common Sense” event and speaks to area residents.