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Visclosky Announces 21 Town Forums for January

First Forums in LaPorte County to be held; local students to lead the Pledge of Allegiance

Congressman Visclosky today announced that he will be holding 21 Town Forums throughout Indiana’s First Congressional District in January. Visclosky hosts the Forums each year to give constituents an opportunity to ask questions and to provide an update on the issues facing the region and the country.

“Northwest Indiana and the country are faced with many important issues right now, including creating good-paying jobs, balancing the federal budget, and ending the war in Afghanistan. As 2012 turns to 2013 and a new session of Congress begins, I want to hear from my constituents on the issues that matter most to them.”

In addition to locations throughout Lake and Porter Counties, Visclosky has scheduled Town Forums in the areas of LaPorte County that will join the First Congressional District in January.

“I am humbled to serve the areas of LaPorte County now included in the First Congressional District, eager to learn their residents’ priorities, and honored to share my vision for the economic future of Northwest Indiana with them,” Visclosky said.

As in previous years, local students will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and introduce Visclosky to their communities. Each student will give a brief speech on the history and economy of the First Congressional District to welcome Visclosky.

“Our bright young people today are our leaders tomorrow,” Visclosky said. “I thank each of them for participating in these important events.”

Congressman Visclosky’s 2013 Town Forum Schedule:

Thursday, January 10, 2013

10:00 a.m. CST – Hebron: Hebron Public Library, 201 West Sigler Street, Hebron, Indiana 46341

12:00 p.m. CST – Lowell: Lowell Town Hall, 501 East Main Street, Lowell, Indiana 46356

2:00 p.m. CST – Griffith: Griffith Town Hall, 111 North Broad Street, Griffith Indiana 46319

4:00 p.m. CST – Hammond-North: Hammond Public Library – Main Library, 564 State Street, Hammond, Indiana 46320

6:00 p.m. CST – Whiting: Whiting Public Library, 1735 Oliver Street, Whiting, Indiana 46394

Friday, January 11, 2013:

10:00 a.m. CST – Munster: Munster Town Hall, 1005 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana 46321

12:00 p.m. CST – Crown Point: Crown Point Public Library, 122 North Main Street, Crown Point, Indiana 46307

2:00 p.m. CST – Portage: Portage Public Library, 2665 Irving Street, Portage, Indiana 46368

4:00 p.m. CST – Chesterton: Westchester Public Library, 100 West Indiana Avenue, Chesterton, Indiana 46304

6:00 p.m. CST – Valparaiso: Valparaiso City Hall, 166 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

Note: an interpreter for the deaf will be present.

Saturday, January 12, 2013:

10:00 a.m. CST – Highland: Wicker Park Clubhouse, 2000 Ridge Road, Highland, Indiana 46322

12:00 p.m. CST – Gary: Gary YWCA, 150 West 15th Avenue, Gary, Indiana 46407

2:00 p.m. CST – Hobart: Hobart City Hall, 414 Main Street, Hobart, Indiana 46342

4:00 p.m. CST – East Chicago: American Legion Post 369, 1401 West Chicago Avenue, East Chicago, Indiana 46312

6:00 p.m. CST – Hammond-South: Purdue University Calumet, Student Union Library Building Room with the View, 2200 169th Street, Hammond, Indiana 46323

Thursday, January 17, 2013:

12:00 p.m. CST – Tri-Town: St. John Public Library, 9450 Wicker Avenue, St. John, Indiana 46373

2:00 p.m. CST – Lake Station: Lake Station City Hall, 1969 Central Avenue, Lake Station, Indiana 46405

4:00 p.m. CST – Westville: Purdue University North Central, Library-Student-Faculty Building, 1401 South U.S. 421, Westville, Indiana 46391

6:00 p.m. CST – Michigan City: Michigan City – City Hall Council Chambers, 100 East Michigan Boulevard, Michigan City, Indiana 46360

Friday, January 18, 2013:

10:00 a.m. CST – Merrillville: Merrillville Town Hall, 7820 Broadway, Merrillville, Indiana 46410

Note: an interpreter for the deaf will be present.

12:30 p.m. CST – Gary: Gary Public Library – Woodson Branch, 501 South Lake Street, Gary Indiana 46403


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