Manchin launches 11th ‘Commonsense Connections’ week

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is pleased to announce that his office will launch its 11th “Commonsense Connections” Week beginning Monday, May 20 and ending Friday, May 24. Representatives from Manchin’s office will make stops across the state, visiting all 55 counties to hear West Virginians’ commonsense priorities and concerns and to offer the Senator’s assistance with federal agencies through casework.

“I believe in retail government — bringing the government directly to our citizens, hearing their concerns and finding the best possible commonsense solutions to the issues that matter to them,” Senator Manchin said. “The customer comes first in business, just as the citizens should come first in government. That is what ‘Commonsense Connections’ is all about – my staff travels to every corner of the state and meets with our constituents to hear about the personal challenges they are facing and their ideas of how to move our country forward, and then I take their ideas to Washington.”

Manchin launched his first-ever “Commonsense Connections” Week in February 2011, when representatives from his office traveled to all 55 counties in the state.

Among the stops are:

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. May 20, Tip Top Coffee Shop, 216 State Hwy. 32, Thomas;

10 a.m. – noon May 21, Lewis County Public Library, 148 Court Ave., Weston;

2 – 4 p.m. May 22, Philippi Public Library, 91 S. Main St., Philippi;

10 a.m. – noon May 22, Moomau-Grant County Public Library, 18 Mt. View St., Petersburg;

1 – 3 p.m. May 22, Hardy County Public Library, 102 N. Main St., Moorefield; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. May 23, Pendleton County Public Library, 256 N. Main St., Franklin;

2:30 – 4 p.m. May 23, Green Bank Public Library, 5683 Potomac Highlands Trail, Green Bank;

9 – 10 a.m. May 24, Elkins-Randolph County Library, 416 Davis Ave., Elkins;

11 a.m. – noon May 24, Upshur County Public Library, 1150 Route 20 South Road, Buckhannon.

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