April 09, 2012

Manchin Kicks Off Week 2 of “Fighting For Every Job” Tour, Focusing on the Need to Achieve Energy Independence

Manchin will outline a commonsense approach to lowering gas prices at event in Wheeling

***New Event Added Wednesday***

Also Tuesday, Manchin will visit local businesses to highlight their critical importance to jobs and the economy  

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will start the second week of his “Fighting for Every Job” tour tomorrow with an event at a Wheeling gas station to outline his plan to lower gas prices. During the tour, Senator Manchin is highlighting the connection between jobs and energy independence, his agenda to help small businesses succeed, how to revitalize American manufacturing, the importance of training the workforce through higher education, and his growing effort to hire unemployed veterans. 

“Everyone feels the pain when gas prices are sky high, but in West Virginia – where we have to drive to survive – high gas prices are taking a huge toll on our families, our businesses, and our way of life,” Senator Manchin said. “There are many steps we need to take – both right now and down the road – to lower prices and use our own domestic resources to create American jobs. We need to do all we can to help this country achieve energy independence, and that's why I'm outlining commonsense steps this country can take.” 

Later in the week, Senator Manchin will hold “Coffee and Common Sense” events in Beckley and Ravenswood to have a conversation with residents about their commonsense ideas, concerns and priorities. He will also visit businesses in Wood County and play in the Kenneth “Honey” Rubenstein Charity Basketball Event in Davis. 

A schedule of events appears below.  

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

TUESDAY, April 10 

When: 11 a.m. 
Where: Schmidt Bros Sunoco, 2811 Eoff Street, Wheeling
What:Senator Manchin outlines his plan to reduce 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 speaks with businesses owners and employees. 

When: 3:30 p.m. 
Where: The Ziegenfelder Company, (enter west side of our new building) 87 18th Street, Wheeling
What: Senator Manchin tours company and speaks with staff and employees.

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 Sara_Payne@manchin.senate.gov

When: 4 p.m.
Where: Wheeling Arts Center (attached to Wheeling Park High School), 1976 Park View Road, Wheeling
What:Senator Manchin speaks at a dedication ceremony for the Wheeling Arts Center.


When: 11 a.m. 
Where: Walker Machinery, Walker Training Building, 1400 E DuPont Avenue, Belle
What:Senator Manchin joins coal and industry leaders for a FACES of Coal/WV Coal Association roundtable discussion on the impact of the federal government on the Appalachian Coal industry. 

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 with area residents.

When: 4 p.m. 
Where: Workforce West Virginia Region 1 Facility, Room 1, 200 New River Town Center, Beckley.
What: Senator Manchin participates in a media availability during a roundtable discussion with West Virginia small business owners.  

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 with area residents. 

When: 2:15 p.m. 
Where: DuPont Washington Works, 8480 Dupont Road, Washington.
What: Senator Manchin participates in a media availability before meeting with company officials.

FRIDAY, April 13

When: 4 p.m. 
Where: Preston County Commission Meeting Room (located behind the Court House Annex which is 106 West Main Street), Kingwood
What: Senator Manchin visits with area residents at the Preston County Courthouse.  

When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Kenneth “Honey” Rubenstein Center - 141 Forestry Camp Road, Davis
What: Senator Manchin participants in the Kenneth “Honey” Rubenstein Charity Basketball Event.