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  • The Week Ahead for Senator Chris Coons November 24-26

    The Week Ahead

    Monday, November 24 at 9 a.m. – The Senator will attend a Vision To Learn event to distribute glasses to children. Vision To Learn provides free eye exams and free glasses to elementary school students in low-income communities throughout Delaware. Highlands Elementary School, 2100 Gilpin Avenue, Wilmington, DE. Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham 302-650-7858.

    Monday, November 24 at 6:30 p.m. – The Senator will speak to a group of Cub Scouts on the merits of citizenship. Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church 500 McKennans Church Road, Wilmington, DE. Closed to press.

    Tuesday, November 25 at 10:30 a.m. – The Senator, along with University of Delaware students from the Formula Society of Automobile Engineers club, will test drive their latest race car. Senator Coons will then talk about the importance of preparing students for future manufacturing and STEM jobs currently left unfilled throughout the United States. University of Delaware STAR Campus parking lot. Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham 302-650-7858.

    Tuesday, November 25 at 1:30 p.m. – The Senator will attend Norman Oliver’s 32nd Annual Turkey Drive. The Stormin’ Norman Turkey Drive is one of Delaware’s biggest and oldest Thanksgiving feeding programs. This year marks the first in which the program will expand from the city of Wilmington to across the State. Boys & Girls Club of Newark, 109 Glasgow Drive, Newark, DE. Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-650-7858.

    Thursday, November 26 at 9 a.m. – The Senator will fire the opening cannon of the Annual PNC Bank Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk for MS. PNC Bank’s Thanksgiving Day race is the largest race in Delaware, 36 years running. Runners participate in 5k, 10k and non-competitive 5k races in support of care and research done by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Starting line is in front of PNC Building on Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilmington.  – Open to Press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-650-7858.

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  • The Senator's Week Ahead Schedule for November 17-22

    The Week Ahead

    Monday, November 17 at 12 p.m. – The Senator will deliver remarks to attorneys from Lawyers for Israel Society. LFIS is a group of professionals who host educational programs, cultural events, fundraising events, and social and business networking opportunities on behalf of the land of Israel. Young, Conaway, Stargatt and Taylor. 1000 King Street, Wilmington, DEClosed to press.

    Tuesday, November 18 at 5 p.m. – The Senator will speak at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global IP Summit. The Global Intellectual Properties Center (GIPC) is holding a summit conference to highlight the critical role of copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets to foster in the next era of innovation. 1615 H Street NW, Washington D.C. – Registration required. Contact the summit administration at 202-463-5926.

    Tuesday, November 18 at 5:30 pm. – The Senator will attend the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s 10th Anniversary Celebration. The celebration, ‘A Decade of Driving Change and Delivering Impact,’ will feature keynote speakers such as John Kerry, John Podesta, Dana J. Hyde, and others, to award  GE, the country of Jordan, and Anushka Ratnayake for outstanding contributions in driving Millennium Development Goals. Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, 8th and G Streets, N.W. Washington, DC 20001.

    Wednesday, November 19 at 2 p.m. – The Senator will preside over the Senate until 4 p.m. Senate Chamber, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Open to press who wish to sit in the Senate Gallery.

    Thursday, November 20 at 10 a.m. – The Senator will attend a Judiciary Business Meeting. The committee will consider S. 2520, a bill to improve the Freedom of Information Act, and multiple nominations for both U.S. Court seats and various District courts. Dirksen Senate Building, Room 226, Washington D.C. – Open to Press. Contact Committee Press Jessica Brady (majority) at 202-224-7703 or Beth Levine (minority) 202-224-5225.

    Friday, November 21 at 10:30 a.m. – The Senator will attend and deliver brief remarks at the dedication of Incyte’s corporate headquarters. The recently renovated Incyte headquarters boasts 191,000 square feet of office and laboratory space to house more than 550 employees. John Wanamaker Building, 1801 Augustine Cutoff, Wilmington, DE. Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Friday, November 21 at 12:30 p.m. – The Senator will deliver keynote remarks at the Delaware Contractors Association’s annual fall luncheon. The Delaware Contractors Association (DCA) is a non-profit organization designed to bring strength and unity to the Delaware construction industry. Wilmington Country Club, 4825 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE. Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Note: Schedule is subject to change.

  • The Week Ahead for Senator Chris Coons October 20 to October 26

    The Week Ahead

    Monday, October 20 at 6 p.m. – The Senator will attend the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner with keynote speaker, Senator Amy Klobuchar. The annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner is a fundraising celebration held by the Democratic Party to honor party leaders. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is the first woman to represent Minnesota in the U.S. Senate and has been a strong progressive in the fight for social justice. Executive Banquet Hall, Newark, DE. Open to press. Contact Courtney McGregor at 302-650-8844.

    Wednesday, October 22 at 8 a.m. – The Senator will attend the Fund for Women’s annual Philanthropy Breakfast. Senator Coons will introduce Susan Sherk as this year’s winner of the prestigious First Founders Award. Susan has made major contributions to the field of philanthropy and continues to recruit new members to support young women and girls. Wilmington Country Club, Dover, DE. – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Wednesday, October 22 at 8:30 a.m.  – The Senator will speak at the Inspiring Women in Science and Technology Event. The Inspiring Women in STEM conference serves as a platform for successful female leaders to share their success and journeys with others. Keynote speaker, Amy Ericson, is the U.S. president of Alstom. Amy’s background in engineering and business has contributed to her success as an executive. DuPont Country Club, Wilmington, DE – Open to press. Contact Helen Stimson at 302-636-8437.

    Wednesday, October 22, at 11 a.m. – The Senator will speak at the 2014 Annual Cooperative Extension Conference. Delaware’s cooperative extension is committed to spreading awareness of resources to address youth, family, agricultural, and community needs. Modern Maturity Center, Dover, DE – Open to press. Contact Doug Crouse at 302-730-4000.

    Thursday, October 23 at 10 a.m. – The Senator will attend the Vision to Learn Launch Event with Gov. Markell. Shortlidge Elementary School, 100 W 18th street, Wilmington, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Thursday, October 23 at 5:30 p.m. – The Senator will attend Wilmington Senior Center’s 10th Anniversary Celebration honoring Sam Beard and Peg Tigue. Hercules Building, 1313 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham 302-685-2795.

    Thursday, October 23 at 7 p.m. – The Senator will speak at the League of Local Governments Dinner Meeting. The Delaware League of Local Governments (DLLG) is a statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan association of city, town, village, and county governments established in 1963 to improve and assist local governments through legislative advocacy at the state and federal levels. Duncan Center, Dover, DE – Open to press. Contact Carl Luft at 302-678-0991.

    Friday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. – The Senator will attend the Delaware Arthritis Foundation’s Annual Bone Bash. Delaware’s Arthritis Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for arthritis research. Furthermore, the DAF provides special programs that serve children who are diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis. Deerfield Country Club, 507 Thompson Station Road, Newark, DE 19711 – Open to press. Contact Carol Reilly at reillycc@me.com.

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  • The Week Ahead for Senator Chris Coons October 13 to October 19

    The Week Ahead

    Monday, October 13 at 9:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend the Annual Columbus Day Mass and Breakfast.  Saint Anthony of Padua Church, 901 North Du Pont Street, Wilmington, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Monday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m. – The Senator will attend and give remarks at the New Castle County Farm Bureau Fall Banquet. Established in 1944, this non-profit organization aims to provide a unified voice for farmers in the state of Delaware. The New Castle County Farm Bureau is committed to increasing understanding of Delaware’s Farms while fundraising to provide food for the needy. Townsend Fire Hall, 107 Main Street, Townsend, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Tuesday, October 14 at 1:00 p.m. – The Senator will speak at Dover High School. Senator Coons will speak to senior students on current events and their future plans. Dover High School, One Dover High Drive, Dover, DE. – Open to press. Contact Principal Evelyn Edney at Evelyn.Edney@capital.k12.de.us.

    Wednesday, October 15 at 12:15 p.m.  – The Senator will deliver the keynote address at the New Castle County Economic Development Annual Lunch. This event attracts business, community, and political leaders to support economic development in New Castle County. Senator Coons will address the economic issues facing Delaware and the United States. Doubletree Downtown, Wilmington, DE – Open to press. Contact Bob Chadwick at 302-294-2058.

    Thursday, October 16 at 7:30 a.m. – The Senator will attend the 29th Annual Delaware Leadership Prayer Breakfast. Every year, the Delaware Leadership Foundation hosts a prayer breakfast to bring men and women together with the faith of Jesus Christ to discuss leadership responsibilities in Delaware. Chase Center, Riverfront Wilmington, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Thursday, October 16 at 5:30 p.m. – The Senator will attend the ACLU of Delaware 29th Annual Kandler Dinner honoring Bernice Edwards, Senator Karen Peterson, and Sheldon Sandler. The American Civil Liberties Union is committed to protecting our rights and freedoms. The ACLU-DE has made a variety of contributions to education reform ranging from challenging segregation laws in the 1980’s to providing equal education for children with special needs in 1975. Chase Center, Riverfront Wilmington, DE – Open to the press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Thursday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. – The Senator will attend the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence 20th Anniversary Purple Ribbon Event. The DCADV seeks to support the empowerment of domestic violence victims while challenging societal conditions that support sexism, homophobia, and racism. Delaware Theatre Company, Water Street, Wilmington, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham 302-685-2795.

    Saturday, October 18 at 9:45 a.m. – The Senator will speak at the Purses to Portfolio Conference. This conference is free of cost and offers financial workshops, light breakfast, lunch, over 70 exhibitors, awards & door prizes. Financial Journalist Lynnette Khalfani-Cox will share her tips on getting out of debt and how to gain financial freedom. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with a certified credit counselor to explain credit reports and make recommendations.  Chase Center, Riverfront Wilmington, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham 302-685-2795.

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  • The Senator's Week Ahead Schedule for October 8 - October 12

    The Week Ahead

    Wednesday, October 8 at 2:00 p.m. – The Senator will be awarded the Science Coalition Champion of Science award. The Science Coalition is a non-profit organization committed to sustaining federal government funding to stimulate scientific research while making America a global competitive force. University of Delaware ISE Lab Foyer, 221 Academy Street, Newark, DEOpen to press. Contact Angie Anderson at 302-540-9342.

    Wednesday, October 8 at 5:30 p.m. – The Senator will attend the Easter Seals Annual Dinner where Governor Markell will be presented with the National Easter Seals Outstanding Advocate Award. This award is given to those who strive to enhance the quality of life amongst disabled individuals. Chase Center on the  Riverfront, Wilmington, DE 19801 – Open to press. Contact Verna Hensley at 302-221-2056.

    Thursday, October 9 at 11:00 a.m.  – The Senator will attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the Alder Creek apartment complex. Alder Creek is Newark’s newest affordable housing community and once completed will include 56 one- to four-bedroom apartments in 13 two-story buildings. 398 Cleveland Avenue, Alder Creek, Newark, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Thursday, October 9, at 5:30 p.m. – The Senator will attend the 8th Annual Delaware History Makers Award Dinner honoring Ellen Kullman. The History Makers Award is granted to individuals who have made significant contributions to the quality of life in Delaware. Proceeds from the event will be used to support Delaware Historical Society educational programs. Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, DE – Open to press. Contact Trudy Hansen at 302-295-2392.

    Thursday, October 9 at 6:15 p.m. – The Senator will attend the Boy Scouts 2014 Citizen of the Year Event. For over 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America have provided lifelong lessons to young children while demonstrating the importance of youth involvement in building a more sustainable society. Hotel du Pont, Wilmington, DE – Open to the press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Thursday, October 9 at 7:15 p.m. – The Senator will attend the anniversary celebration of the Brandywine Chapter of the Ducks Unlimited. Ducks Unlimited is the World’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving North America’s waterfowl habitats. Vicmead Hunt Club, Owls Nest Road, Greenville, DE – Closed to press.

    Saturday, October 11 at 9:00 a.m. – The Senator will speak at the Delaware Fatherhood & Family Coalition’s 5th Annual Delaware Devoted Dads Summit. Father involvement plays a major role in a child’s life due to its never-ending benefits. The DFFC is committed to giving fathers a voice to build positive relationships within their communities to enhance the well-being of their children. Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Saturday, October 11 at 11:15 a.m. – The Senator will attend the 23rd Annual Apple Scrapple Festival. The Apple Scrapple Festival has become a major fundraising event while spreading awareness of agricultural professions across lower Delaware. The festivities include a carnival, food court, and street dance. Bridgeville, DE – Open to Press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Sunday, October 12 at 3:30 p.m. – The Senator will attend the 11th Annual Vendemmia da Vinci Wine Festival. The Societa Da Vinci is a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading awareness of the Italian Heritage. Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park, Wilmington, DE – Open to Press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham 302-685-2795.

    Sunday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. – The Senator will attend the DAABA Diwali Party. The Delaware Asian American Business Association supports the state’s retail community by supporting and proposing policy changes to support retailers. Nur Shrine, South Du Pont Highway, New Castle, DE – Open to Press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham 302-685-2795.

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  • The Senator's Week Ahead Schedule for September 29 - October 5

    The Week Ahead

    Monday, September 29 at 8:45 a.m. – The Senator will be joined by Mayor Dennis Williams to announce the City of Wilmington’s selection in the Department of Justice’s Violence Reduction Network. Joining one of only five cities in the US, the VRN is a new, elite federal network that brings all of the expertise and experience of the federal government – with leaders from former local police who have reduced crime in their communities to help make cities safer. Lobby of Wilmington Train Station, Wilmington, DEOpen to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Monday, September 29 at 11 a.m. – The Senator will attend the Violence Reduction Network official kickoff event. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, 99 New York Avenue, Washington, DC. Open to press. Contact the office of public affairs for Department of Justice, 703-305-0289. 

    Tuesday, September 30 at 9:30 a.m. – The Senator will attend and give remarks at the Delaware Public Employees Council 81 AFSCME Constitutional Convention. Dover Downs, Dover, DE. – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Tuesday, September 30 at 6 p.m.  – The Senator will address the 9th Annual Delaware Trust Conference reception. 2014 Delaware Trust Conference presents a novel approach to wealth planning.  This, the ninth annual edition of this premiere trust event, will feature detailed case studies to tell a story of the Delaware Trust advantage. The Hotel DuPont, Wilmington, DE – Closed to press.

    Thursday, October 2, at 6 p.m. – The Senator will attend the Cancer Support Community of Delaware fundraiser “Partnering for a Purpose” at Janssen’s Market. The sold out event will feature tastings from local restaurants like The House of William & Merry, Piccolina Toscana and Caffe Gelato. 3801 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Friday, October 3 at 10 a.m. – The Senator will mark National Manufacturing Day with several visits to local manufacturers throughout Delaware. Senator Coons will begin the day touring and meeting employees of Air Liquide’s research and development facility. Sen. Coons will be joined by graduate students from the University of Delaware to gain a clearer understanding of manufacturing process in the future. 200 GBC Drive, Newark, DE – Open to the press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Friday, October 3 at 12 p.m. – The Senator will join employees of PPG for lunch and meet with plant head Mitch Magee, chair of Delaware Manufacturing Association. PPG was founded in 1883 as Pittsburgh Plate Glass and is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The PPG factory employs more than 60 people in Delaware. 886 Lynnbury Woods Rd, Dover, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham 302-685-2795.

    Friday, October 3 at 2 p.m. – The Senator will be joined by Delaware Department of Economic Development head Alan Levin and faculty from Polytech adult education program to highlight some of the unique partnerships DEDO has with Hirsh Industries. Hirsh Industries, LLC manufactures and supplies filing, storage, and organization products for personal and commercial use. 1525 McKee Rd, Dover, DE 19904 – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham 302-685-2795.

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  • The Week Ahead for Senator Chris Coons - September 16-19

    The Week Ahead

    Tuesday, September 16 at 9:30 a.m. — The Senator will address the Opening Session of the Judicial Conference of the United States. The Senator, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Bankruptcy and the Courts, will discuss the state of the U.S. Court System and the need to fill judicial vacancies. East Conference Room, Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C.

    Tuesday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m. — The Senator will attend the Angels in Adoption Senate Pin Ceremony. The Congressional Coalition on Adoptions Institute’s Angels in Adoption Program honors individuals, couples, and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions on behalf of children in need of families. Senator Coons will present Sherfone Johnson, a Delawarean, with an award for her work on adoption. Kennedy Caucus Room, 325 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 

    Wednesday, September 17 at 9:00 a.m. The Senator will chair a Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee meeting on reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. Paul Sullivan, a Delawarean and Director of International Business Development at Acrow Bridge, will join executives from Boeing, Dow, General Electric, and others to discuss the importance of reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank. U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Closed to press.

    Wednesday, September 17 at 12:00 p.m. – The Senator will preside over the Senate until 2:00 p.m. Senate Chamber, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Open to press who wish to sit in the Senate Gallery.

    Wednesday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m. – The Senator will speak at the Annual Chamber Day hosted by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

    Wednesday, September 17 at 2:30 p.m. The Senator will attend a Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Iraq. The committee will examine the United States’ strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Secretary of State John Kerry will testify. 444 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Foreign Relations Committee’s Adam Sharon at 202-224-4651. 

    Wednesday, September 17 at 5:30 p.m. – The Senator will attend the White House Congressional Picnic. The White House, Washington, D.C.

    Thursday, September 18 at 11:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend a Judiciary Committee business meeting. 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Judiciary Committee’s Jessica Brady at 202-224-7703.

    Thursday, September 18 at 2:15 p.m. The Senator will attend a Foreign Relations Committee business meeting. The Committee will consider several ambassadorial nominations, a resolution sponsored by Senator Coons recognizing the severe threat that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and other items. S-116 U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Foreign Relations Committee’s Adam Sharon at 202-224-4651. 

    Thursday, September 18 at 5:30 p.m. – The Senator will attend the Golden Goose Award Ceremony, which recognizes scientists and engineers whose federally funded research has had a significant human and economic benefit. Library of Congress, Washington D.C.

    Friday, September 19 at 7:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend the Delaware State University Prayer Breakfast. DSU, MLK Student Center, Dover, DE.

    Friday, September 19 at 10:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend the Chimes Delaware 20th Anniversary Open House. Chimes Delaware is one of the largest providers in Delaware of community services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and co-occurring disabilities. Enterprise Business Park, 165 Commerce Way, Dover, DE.

    Friday, September 19 at 2:00 p.m. – The Senator will participate in a roundtable discussion on foster care with members of the Delaware Congressional Delegation; representatives from the Delaware Department of Services to Children, Youth and their Families; and foster care providing agencies. The discussion will focus on legislative issues that impact youth in care. Department of Services to Children, Youth and their Families, 1825 Faulkland Rd., Wilmington, DE.

    Note: Schedule is subject to change.

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  • The Week Ahead for Senator Chris Coons September 9-13

    The Week Ahead

    Tuesday, September 9 at 10:50 a.m. — The Senator will meet with Neil Beahan and Mark Pruitt, Delaware Middle School and High School Principals of the Year. 123 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 

    Wednesday, September 10 at 9:00 a.m. — The Senator will attend a Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee meeting with leaders from the LGBT community. U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Closed to press.

    Wednesday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m. – The Senator will preside over the Senate until 3:30 p.m. Senate Chamber, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. – Open to press who wish to sit in the Senate Gallery.

    Wednesday, September 10 at 5:00 p.m. The Senator will co-host a Human Rights Caucus briefing on the persecution of Iraqi minorities. Speakers from the State Department, United States Institute for Peace, Human Rights Watch, and other organizations will discuss ISIS’s human rights violations and escalation of atrocities in Syria and Iraq, and outline policy options for Congress and the Administration. 485 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. 

    Thursday, September 11 at 10:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend a Senate Judiciary Committee business meeting. 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. – Open to press. Contact Judiciary Committee’s Jessica Brady at 202-224-7703.

    Thursday, September 11 at 3:15 p.m. – The Senator will chair a Senate Foreign Relations Committee nominations hearing for ambassadors to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar and the Union of the Comoros, and Malawi. S-116 U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.– Open to press. Contact Foreign Relations Committee’s Adam Sharon at 202-224-4651.

    Friday, September 12 at 11:00 a.m. – The Senator will deliver remarks at the Delaware Volunteer Firefighter’s Association conference. Dover Downs, Dover, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Friday, September 12 at 5:00 p.m. – The Senator will deliver keynote remarks at National Swearing In Day, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps. Senator Coons, who serves as honorary co-chair of this event, will honor alumni and welcome more than 100 new members to AmeriCorps. Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Saturday, September 13 at 1:00 p.m. – The Senator will attend the Delaware Volunteer Firefighter’s Association Parade. State Street, Dover, DE – Open to press. Contact Delaware Volunteer Firefighter’s Association at 302-734-9390.

    Note: Schedule is subject to change.

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  • The Week Ahead for Senator Chris Coons - September 4-7

    The Week Ahead

    Thursday, September 4 at 10 a.m. – The Senator will visit the Delaware Delegation’s job skills training seminar at the Wilmington Library. This will be the delegation’s first workshop dedicated to helping Delawareans develop job search skills and market themselves to potential employers. The workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Wilmington Public Library, 10 East 10th Street, Wilmington, DEOpen to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Thursday, September 4 at 11 a.m. – The Senator will give the keynote address at a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization ceremony at the Boggs Federal Building. Participants will take their Oath of Allegiance to complete the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. Judge Mary Pat Thynge will conduct the oath. J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building 844 N. King Street, Wilmington, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Thursday, September 4 at 4 p.m.  – The Senator will speak to members of Leadership Delaware. Leadership Delaware, Inc. is a nonprofit leadership foundation established for the purpose of identifying, tutoring, and mentoring outstanding young Delawareans. 411 Legislative Avenue, Dover, DE – Closed to press.

    Friday, September 5 at 8:30 a.m. – The Senator will join the Delaware Congressional Delegation for a tour of the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children hospital expansion project. The expansion features 144 single patient rooms, new 44-bed Emergency Department, an expanded Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and a new atrium that will provide easy access to all services. 2200 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE  – Closed to press.

    Friday, September 5 at 10:30 a.m. – The Senator will greet employers and job seekers at the Delaware Congressional Delegation’s job fair at Delaware Technical & Community College Wilmington Campus. The job fair will feature over 80 employers seeking to fill full and part-time positions. The fair is free and open to the public and runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 333 North Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Friday, September 5 at 11:30 a.m. – The Senator will attend the Latin American Community Center Open House recognizing the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. Attended by more than 400 individuals each year, the LACC Open House showcases delicious Latin American cuisine, cooked entirely by LACC staff, who prepare a dish typical of their native land. LACC brings a culinary adventure replete with the sights, sounds, colors and flavors of Latin America to Wilmington. 403 N Van Buren St, Wilmington, DE – Open to the press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-685-2795.

    Friday, September 5 at 2 p.m. – The Senator will join Nativity Prep 8th grader Jaylen McDaniel on a tour of his school. Jaylen recently met Sen. Coons at a Wilmington West Rotary meeting and extended an invitation to him to tour the school. Nativity Prep is a Catholic middle school that serves low-income boys of all faiths in grades five through eight. 1515 Linden Street, Wilmington, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham 302-685-2795.

    Saturday, September 6 at 10 a.m. – The Senator will attend the homecoming ceremony for members of the 238th Aviation Battalion. Army Aviation Support Facility, 33 Corporate Circle, New Castle DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham 302-685-2795.

    Sunday, September 7 at 3 p.m. – The Senator will be the guest speaker at The Presbyterian Church of Dover’s 300th Anniversary. The church will be celebrating their tercentennial throughout the weekend with service, song, fellowship and worship. 54 S State St, Dover, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham 302-685-2795.

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  • The Week Ahead for Senator Chris Coons - August 25-31

    The Week Ahead

    Monday, August 25 at 10:30 a.m. – The Senator will attend the Delaware Congressional Delegation’s Veterans Job Fair. Thirty employers will be on hand looking to hire veterans from 10 am – 2 pm at the Carlisle Fire Company. Middletown Memorial Fire Hall, 27 West Green Street, Middletown, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-650-7858.

    Tuesday, August 26 at 9:30 a.m.  – The Senator will deliver the keynote address at the Alzheimer’s Association Coffee with Congress event. The Alzheimer’s Association is working to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through promotion of brain health. Rookery North Golf Club, 6152 S. Rehoboth Blvd., Milford, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-650-7858.

    Tuesday, August 26 at 11:00 a.m.  – The Senator will visit and help serve lunch at the Modern Maturity Center. The Modern Maturity Center offers a wide array of activities, programs, and meal options to local senior citizens. Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forrest Ave., Dover, DE  – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-650-7858

    Wednesday, August 27 at 10:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend InterDigital check presentation in support of the Delaware Children’s MuseumInterDigital is a Delaware based company that produces, markets, sells and licenses wireless digital radio-telephone systems for voice and data communications. Delaware Children’s Museum, 550 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-677-4366.

    Friday, August 29 at 7:30 a.m. – The Senator will present Circle of Honor awards to United Parcel Service (UPS) drivers who have achieved 25 years of safe driving. Twenty employees from the area will be recognized. UPS employs nearly 400 men and women at this location, is one of the largest logistics companies in the world, and has a long tradition of working with organized labor and hiring veterans. UPS, 325 Ruthar Drive, Newark, DE – Open to press. Contact Brian P. Cunningham at 302-650-7858.

    Sunday, August 31 at 9:00 a.m. – The Senator will attend Sunday service of August Quarterly at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. August Quarterly is the nation’s oldest African American festival celebrating religious freedom, freedom of speech, and the right of assembly. Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, DE – Open to the press.

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