CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

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Himes Launches 17 Towns in 17 Days with Westport Business Walk

September 24, 2010
Press Release

Bridgeport, CT–Continuing his effort to ensure he is accessible to all of his constituents, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) will launch a project titled 17 Towns in 17 Days with a business walk in Westport on Tuesday August 24th.. Over the next 17 days, Himes will visit every town in the district, highlighting each community’s unique strengths and gathering input from individuals in every city and town.

Over the course of the last 20 months, Himes has held over 2 dozen town hall meetings, met with elected officials from every city and town, and actively solicited input from constituents throughout the district through email surveys, Congress on Your Corner events, and meetings with local organizations and individuals.

This week, Himes will visit Westport, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Wilton, and Shelton. The remaining events for 17 Towns in 17 Days will be released later this week.
 
Westport Business Walk
Himes will visit businesses in Westport along with First Selectman Gordon Joseloff.
WHEN: Tuesday, August 24 from 11:30am to 1:00pm           
WHERE: Beginning at Main Street Commons and ending at Gold’s Deli. Contact staff for details to meet up.
 
Norwalk Senior Center South (in Spanish)
Himes will visit with seniors at the Norwalk Senior Center South where he will hold a Q&A in Spanish and English. He will reaffirm his support for protecting Social Security from privatization, discuss improvements to Medicare resulting from health care reform, and take questions from participants.
WHEN: Thursday, August 26 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm           
WHERE: 92 Cedar Street, Norwalk
 
Norwalk Senior Center
Himes will visit with residents at the Norwalk Senior Center where he will reaffirm his support for protecting Social Security from privatization, discuss improvements to Medicare resulting from health care reform, and take questions from participants.
WHEN: Thursday, August 26 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm 
WHERE: 11 Allen Road, Norwalk
 
Park City Primary Care Ribbon Cutting in Bridgeport
Himes will speak at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new extension of the Park City Primary Care Center. Himes helped secure federal funds for an addition to the health center, which includes 10 new exam rooms and a new kitchen.
WHEN: Thursday, August 26 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm 
WHERE: 64 Black Rock Avenue, Bridgeport
 
Serving Coffee at Connecticut Coffee and Grill in Wilton
Himes will meet constituents by serving bagels and coffee at Connecticut Coffee and Grill.
WHEN: Friday, August 27 from 8:30am to 9:30am  
WHERE: Connecticut Coffee and Grill, 12 Center Street, Wilton
 
Shelton Business Walk
Himes will visit businesses in Shelton to gather input and share information about how new policies affect small businesses.
WHEN: Friday, August 27 from 3:45pm to 4:45pm 
WHERE: Downtown Shelton—contact staff for more details.

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