Senator Manchin's eNewsletter

Senator Manchin
2017-06-13 17:38:39
Click here to open this e-mail in its own browser window <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx =SenManchin%2501217376%2501Senator%2bManchin%2527s%2beNewsletter%2b-%2bJ une%2b13_%2b2017%2b(copy%2b4)%250117753.18535958.11746106.14212520%2501m anchin%2540unityfeed.com%2501Mr.%2bFeed%2501Mr.%2bUnity%2bFeed%2501123%2 bLane%253cbr%253e%250d%250aCi%252c%2bWV%2b90210%2501> Click here to open a plain text version of this email <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx n_text=Y&link=SenManchin%2501217376%2501Senator%2bManchin%2527s%2beNewsl etter%2b-%2bJune%2b13_%2b2017%2b(copy%2b4)%250117753.18535958.11746106.1 4212520%2501manchin%2540unityfeed.com%2501Mr.%2bFeed%2501Mr.%2bUnity%2bF eed%2501123%2bLane%253cbr%253e%250d%250aCi%252c%2bWV%2b90210%2501> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenManchin/spring_enew s_banner.jpg> June 13, 2017 Upcoming Events June 16 Senator Manchin addresses Girls State. June 17 Senator Manchin addresses Boys State. June 19 Manchin Mobile Monday - Regional Coordinator, Justin Ray, will be available at the Doddridge County Public Library, 170 Marie Street, in West Union from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to meet with constituents and take their concerns back to the Senator. June 21 Senator Manchin Skypes with KidsStrong Conference. June 23 One-year anniversary of the 2016 flooding. June 26 Manchin Mobile Monday - Regional Coordinator, Mary Jo Guidi, will be available at the Wheeling Senior Center HRC Building, 51-11th Street from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to meet with constituents and take their concerns back to the Senator. Save the Date - July 8 Senator Manchin's Third Annual Motorcycle Ride for Fallen Service Heroes. Save the Date - October 11 Senator Manchin hosts a career fair at WVU-Parkersburg from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To invite the senator to your event, click here . From the Hill to the Mountains In Honor of Flag Day Every day, Americans all across this great land pledge their allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. We salute it; we fight for it; we cherish it; we honor it. But one day a year, we pay special tribute to our flag. We set aside every June 14 as Flag Day, commemorating the date in 1777 when the Continental Congress officially made the Stars and Stripes the symbol of America. Flag Day has a special significance to West Virginia. Our state was born out of the bloody conflict of the Civil War. At that time, West Virginians had a choice between two flags. We chose to follow the Stars and Stripes � and in doing so, West Virginia became the 35th star on that Grand Old Flag. Like all West Virginians, I feel a special surge of emotion every time I see the American flag. After all, Old Glory is the most enduring symbol of our country, representing the unity of our people and the cause of liberty and justice for all. I invite my fellow Mountaineers and fellow Americans to join me in celebration and in paying tribute to Old Glory. In doing so, we honor not only our flag, but also the ideals on which America was founded as well as the generations of Americans who have defended those ideals in battle. When I was a child, my Uncle Jimmy taught me a little poem I think captures how the flag represents us as Americans: It's only some stripes of red and white. It's only some stars on a field of blue. It's only a little cotton flag. Does it mean anything to you? Oh yes it does, For beneath its folds Our people are safe at land and sea. It stands for a land where God is still king, And His truth and His freedoms are free. So let us love it well And keep it pure as our banner of liberty. This "little cotton flag" is displayed proudly in our homes, in our schools and businesses, over the Capitol and White House, in parades and ballparks, on the field of battle and on the graves of the heroes who fought in those battles. It has flown from the tops of mountains, from the 9/11 rubble of Ground Zero, over the scarred wall of the Pentagon and on the surface of the moon. May our beautiful flag forever wave, and may God forever bless the country for which it stands. On the Road WV Association of Counties' County Clerks Conference <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenManchin/cclerks.JPG > Senator Manchin speaks to the WV Association of Counties at the County Clerks Conference on June 9 in Charleston. Elmer Brown Bridge Grand Opening <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenManchin/elmer_bridg e.jpg> Mike Browning, Regional Coordinator for Senator Manchin, attends the grand opening of the Elmer Brown Bridge in Delbarton on June 13. Pietro Fiorentini Groundbreaking <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenManchin/Pietro_Fior entini.JPG> Mary Jo Guidi, Regional Coordinator for Senator Manchin, attends the groundbreaking for Pietro Fiorentini in Weirton on June 9. This is the first permanent facility for the Italian manufacturing company to be located in the United States. Upper Ohio Valley United Way Chili Cookoff <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenManchin/mjg_chili_c ookoff.jpg> Mary Jo Guidi, Regional Coordinator for Senator Manchin, visits with United Way Executive Director, George Smoulder, during the Upper Ohio Valley United Way Chili Cookoff in Wheeling on June 3. Grand Opening in Farmington <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenManchin/family_doll ar.jpg> Justin Ray, Regional Coordinator for Senator Manchin, attends the grand opening celebration for the new Family Dollar in the Senator's hometown of Farmington on June 2. (Photo credit: Tammy Shriver. Read the full story in the Times West Virginian here <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx crop=17753.18535958.11746106.14212520&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fw ww.timeswv.com%2fnews%2fofficial-ribbon-cutting-held-for-farmington-fami ly-dollar-photos%2farticle_3836d9a4-4832-11e7-a71f-0bbfefc12934.html&red ir_log=257499297076929> .) Spotlight On... Morgan County Partners in Prevention Morgan County Partners in Prevention created a 12-month "Build Strong Families" ad campaign to broadcast simple messages about ways to protect children from abuse and neglect. The first message is: Parenting is a Hard Job. You don't have to do it alone. Look for playgroups and other parents to build a support system. <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenManchin/PIP_2_Morga n.jpg> Shown with the display are (from left) graphic design partner Jen Rolston, President of Eden Design; Morgan County Starting Points Director Audrey Morris; Cindy Largent-Hill, Director of Juvenile Justice for the WV Supreme Court of Appeals and Kate Shunney, editor of media partner, The Morgan Messenger. Do you have a nomination for a Spotlight Feature? Click here to inform my office. How May We Help You? I truly appreciate the opportunity to hear from West Virginians. As your U.S. Senator, I am proud to be your voice with government agencies during your time of need. My goal is to provide top-notch customer service for every West Virginian who contacts me, or who may need help. I have a team of caseworkers in each of my four offices to help you with matters of concern. While I have no direct jurisdiction in the administrative matters of any federal, state, or local agency, I welcome the opportunity to assist you with whatever problem you may be experiencing and ask that full consideration be given to your case. Recently, Morgantown native, Roger Trickett, contacted my office to request help with his federal retirement. He received a letter from Office of Personnel Management, (OPM) stating that his benefits were calculated incorrectly and he owed a debt of over $137,000. Roger believed this was an error and asked our office for help. Amber McCartney, caseworker in my Charleston office, successfully worked with OPM and found that Roger did not owe any money. If you need help with retirement, or know of someone in need of assistance with veteran benefits, disability, healthcare or any other matter, please let me know by calling one of my offices or emailing me by clicking here . <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenManchin/roger_trick ett.jpg> Roger Trickett (above) contacted Senator Manchin's office for assistance with his federal retirement. To contact me, please click here <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx crop=17753.18535958.11746106.14212520&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fm anchin.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm%2fcontact-form&redir_log=11690740 5458387> to visit my website. 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On the Road

WV Association of Counties' County Clerks Conference

Senator Manchin speaks to the WV Association of Counties at the County Clerks Conference on June 9 in Charleston.

Elmer Brown Bridge Grand Opening

Mike Browning, Regional Coordinator for Senator Manchin, attends the grand opening of the Elmer Brown Bridge in Delbarton on June 13.

Pietro Fiorentini Groundbreaking

Mary Jo Guidi, Regional Coordinator for Senator Manchin, attends the groundbreaking for Pietro Fiorentini in Weirton on June 9. This is the first permanent facility for the Italian manufacturing company to be located in the United States.

Upper Ohio Valley United Way Chili Cookoff

Mary Jo Guidi, Regional Coordinator for Senator Manchin, visits with United Way Executive Director, George Smoulder, during the Upper Ohio Valley United Way Chili Cookoff in Wheeling on June 3.

Grand Opening in Farmington

Justin Ray, Regional Coordinator for Senator Manchin, attends the grand opening celebration for the new Family Dollar in the Senator's hometown of Farmington on June 2. (Photo credit: Tammy Shriver. Read the full story in the Times West Virginian .)

Spotlight On...

Morgan County Partners in Prevention

Morgan County Partners in Prevention created a 12-month “Build Strong Families” ad campaign to broadcast simple messages about ways to protect children from abuse and neglect. The first message is: Parenting is a Hard Job. You don’t have to do it alone. Look for playgroups and other parents to build a support system. 

Shown with the display are (from left) graphic design partner Jen Rolston, President of Eden Design; Morgan County Starting Points Director Audrey Morris; Cindy Largent-Hill, Director of Juvenile Justice for the WV Supreme Court of Appeals and Kate Shunney, editor of media partner, The Morgan Messenger.

 

Do you have a nomination for a Spotlight Feature? Click here to inform my office.

How May We Help You?

I truly appreciate the opportunity to hear from West Virginians. As your U.S. Senator, I am proud to be your voice with government agencies during your time of need. My goal is to provide top-notch customer service for every West Virginian who contacts me, or who may need help.  I have a team of caseworkers in each of my four offices to help you with matters of concern. While I have no direct jurisdiction in the administrative matters of any federal, state, or local agency, I welcome the opportunity to assist you with whatever problem you may be experiencing and ask that full consideration be given to your case.

Recently, Morgantown native, Roger Trickett, contacted my office to request help with his federal retirement.  He received a letter from Office of Personnel Management, (OPM) stating that his benefits were calculated incorrectly and he owed a debt of over $137,000.  Roger believed this was an error and asked our office for help.  Amber McCartney, caseworker in my Charleston office, successfully worked with OPM and found that Roger did not owe any money. If you need help with retirement, or know of someone in need of assistance with veteran benefits, disability, healthcare or any other matter, please let me know by calling one of my offices or emailing me by clicking here.

Roger Trickett (above) contacted Senator Manchin's office for assistance with his federal retirement.

 

To contact me, please click  to visit my website.  To learn more, call my office Toll Free at (855) 275-5737, email me,or find me on social media:

                 

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