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For Immediate Release
December 23, 2011

Grassley plans meetings with Iowans in 36 counties at start of new year

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley will meet with Iowans in 36 counties in January, including 25 town meetings.

Grassley has held at least one meeting in each of Iowa’s 99 counties every year since he was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1980.

The January 2012 meetings will take place in Riceville, Charles City, New Hampton, Waverly, Waterloo, Clarion, Dakota City, Algona, Forest City, Garner, Hampton, Mason City, Manly, Osage, Calmar, West Union, Independence, Manchester, Vinton, Gladbrook, Centerville, Albia, Chariton, Corydon, Garden Grove, Mt. Ayr, Creston, Osceola, Winterset, Greenfield, Panora, Grimes, Grand Junction, Boone, Ames and Le Grand.

“I look forward to these meetings to hear directly from Iowans and to have the kind of dialogue that’s so important to the process of representative government.  I like to say this process is a two-way street.  I need to go to people to answer questions and listen to comments, and they need to come out and participate in the discussion,” Grassley said.

In addition to regular, face-to-face meetings in Iowa and with Iowans in Washington when the Senate is in session, Grassley responds to every letter, email and phone call from Iowans.  He also communicates via Facebook, Twitter and at http://grassley.senate.gov.  Grassley is a regular guest on public affairs broadcasts statewide where he responds to questions.

Below is more information about his January meetings.  The town meetings are open to the public.  Local hosts should be contacted regarding other meetings.  Grassley will be available for interviews with local reporters for 15 minutes after every meeting.*

Thursday, January 5

7-8 a.m.
Speak to the Riceville Kiwanis Club
Windy Tree Cafe
101 East Main Street in Riceville

9:15-10:15 a.m.
Tour School and Q&A with 5th and 6th Grade Students
Immaculate Conception Elementary School
1203 Clark Street in Charles City

10:45-11:15 a.m.
Floyd County Farm Bureau Coffee
North Iowa Area Community College Center, Room 110
200 Harwood Drive in Charles City

12-1 p.m.
Chickasaw County Town Meeting
Chickasaw Wellness Complex, Multipurpose Room
1050 West Hamilton Street in New Hampton

2:15-3:15 p.m.
Bremer County Town Meeting
Wartburg College, Whitehouse Business Center 214
100 Wartburg Boulevard in Waverly

Friday, January 6

7:30-8:30 a.m.
Tour Facility and Q&A with Employees
Engineered Products
2940 Airport Boulevard in Waterloo

Tuesday, January 10

8:30-9:15 a.m.
Q&A with U.S. History II Students
Clarion Goldfield High School
1111 Willow Drive in Clarion
*Grassley’s media availability in Clarion will be at 8:15 a.m., in advance of the event, rather than immediately following.

10-11 a.m.
Humboldt County Town Meeting
VFW Post
412 Main Street in Dakota City

12:45-1:45 p.m.
Kossuth County Town Meeting
County Courthouse, Assembly Room
114 West State Street in Algona

3:15-4:15 p.m.
Winnebago County Town Meeting
Waldorf College, Salveson Ballroom
1006 South 6th Street in Forest City

5:15-6:15 p.m.
Hancock County Town Meeting
Garner Education Center
325 West 8th Street in Garner

Wednesday, January 11

7:30-8:30 a.m.
Franklin County Town Meeting
Center 1 Chamber, Large Room
5 1st Street SW in Hampton

9:45-10:45 a.m.
Q&A with Students
Newman Catholic High School
2445 19th Street SW in Mason City

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Worth County Town Meeting
Manly City Hall
106 South Broadway in Manly

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Mitchell County Town Meeting
Krapek Family Fine Arts Center, Cedar River Complex
809 Sawyer Drive in Osage

4:45-5:45 p.m.
Winneshiek County Town Meeting
Calmar Public Library, Community Room
101 South Washington Street in Calmar

Thursday, January 12

7:30-8:30 a.m.
Tour Facility and Q&A with Employees
Art’s Way Manufacturing
706 Highway 150 South in West Union

10-11 a.m.
Buchanan County Town Meeting
County Courthouse, Assembly Room
210 5th Avenue NE in Independence

12-1 p.m.
Delaware County Town Meeting
Manchester Public Library
304 North Franklin in Manchester

2:45-3:45 p.m.
Benton County Town Meeting
City Hall, City Council Chambers
110 West 3rd Street in Vinton

5-6 p.m.
Tama County Town Meeting
American Legion
Corner of Johnston and Front streets in Gladbrook

Monday, January 16

5-6 p.m.
Appanoose County Weekly Meal at Faith United Methodist Church, Q&A with Attendees
23851 Highway 5 South in Centerville

Tuesday, January 17

7:30-8:30 a.m.
Monroe County Town Meeting
Albia Area Chamber of Commerce
18 South Main Street in Albia

10:15-11:15 a.m.
Lucas County Town Meeting
Carpenter Hall
1215 Court Street in Chariton

12-1 p.m.
Wayne County Town Meeting
Wayne County Courthouse
100 North Lafayette in Corydon

2-3 p.m.
Speak to Government Class
Mormon Trail Jr./Sr. High School
502 East Main Street in Garden Grove

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Ringgold County Town Meeting
Jamie’s Coffee Mill & Deli
118 West Adams Street in Mt. Ayr

Wednesday, January 18

7:30-8:30 a.m.
Union County Town Meeting
City Hall/Restored Depot, City Council Chambers
116 West Adams Street in Creston

9:45-10:45 a.m.
Q&A with Students
Clarke County High School
800 North Jackson in Osceola

12-1 p.m.
Madison County Town Meeting
Winterset Public Library, Meeting Room
123 North 2nd Street in Winterset

2-3 p.m.
Adair County Town Meeting
Andrews Memorial Adair County Health & Fitness Center, Meeting Room
202 North Townline Road in Greenfield

4:15-5:15 p.m.
Guthrie County Town Meeting
Panora Community Center
115 West Main Street in Panora

Thursday, January 19

8-9 a.m.
Q&A with Students
Dallas Center-Grimes Middle School
1400 Vine Street in Grimes

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Greene County Town Meeting
Grand Junction Community Center
212 Main Street in Grand Junction

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Boone County Town Meeting
Boone County Historical Center
602 Story Street in Boone

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Tour Facility and Q&A with Employees
Becker Underwood
801 Dayton Avenue in Ames

5-6 p.m.
Marshall County Town Meeting
Le Grand Area Community Center
206 North Vine Street in Le Grand