Doug Jones announces first state tour

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Senator Doug Jones announced a state tour of Alabama on Friday. This is Jones first tour since being sworn into office in January.

Jones’ plan is to travel across Alabama, stopping in Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, Mobile, Selma, Centreville, and Muscle Shoals, highlighting crucial changes that need to be made in the cities he visits. The newly elected U.S. Senator plans to speak on several issues including rural healthcare, defense, infrastructure, workforce development, and education.

“It’s been a privilege to represent Alabama in Washington, but there’s nothing like getting home and hearing from folks first-hand,” said Jones. “I’m eager to hit the road and visit with as many Alabamians across the state as I can next week. We’re going to focus on the issues that are most important to our communities, from healthcare to jobs to education.”

The tour begins in Mobile on Monday, Feb. 19 and ends in Montgomery Friday, Feb. 23.

Here is a detailed list of all stops:

  1. Monday, February 19: MOBILE
    Where: 100 Addsco Road, Mobile, Ala. 36602
    When: 3:00 p.m.
  2. Roundtable discussion about issues facing HBCU students
    Where: Bishop State College, 351 North Board Street, Mobile, Ala. 36603 – President’s Board Room
    When: 4:30 p.m.
  3. Tuesday, February 20: SELMA / CENTREVILLE
    Roundtable discussion on infrastructure, healthcare, and education with Selma Mayor Dario Melton and community leaders
    Where: Selma Performing Arts Center, 1000 Selma Ave., Selma, Ala. 36701
    When: 10:00 a.m.

    Tour of the Rural Health Medical Program, Inc. to learn how the federally qualified community health center program helps them provide care
    Where: 101 Park Place, Selma, Ala. 36701
    When: 2:00 p.m.

    Tour of Cahaba Medical Care Foundation to learn how the how the federally qualified community health center program helps them provide care and how they train medical students to serve in rural and underserved areas
    Where: 405 Belcher Street, Centreville, AL 35042
    When: 4:15 p.m.

  4. Wednesday, February 21: BIRMINGHAM / MUSCLE SHOALS
    Visit to the Alabama Air National Guard 117th Air Refueling Wing
    Where: 5401 East Lake Boulevard, Birmingham, Ala. 35217
    When: 8:45 a.m.

    Visit Northwest Shoals Community College to tour the Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program (CCAMPIS)
    Where: 800 George Wallace Blvd., Building 100 (Administrative Building), Muscle Shoals, Ala. 35661
    When: 2:30 p.m.

    Roundtable with students in the Northwest Shoals Community College Workforce Development Program and David Fernandes, President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama
    Where: 800 Wallace Blvd. Building 110 (Seminar Room), Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
    When: 3:30 p.m.

  5. Thursday, February 22: HUNTSVILLE
    Where: Redstone Arsenal, 4488 Martin Road, Huntsville, Ala.(Garrison headquarters lobby)
    When: 4:00 p.m.
  6. Friday, February 23: MONTGOMERY
    Remarks at the YMCA Alabama Youth Legislature
    Where: RSA Activity Center, 201 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, Ala. 36104
    When: 11:45 a.m.
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