June 26, 2009

Udall to Hold Town Halls, Office Hours and Tobacco Free Kids Event Over July 4th Recess

Santa Fe, N.M. - U.S. Senator Tom Udall will hold a series of public events in New Mexico next week including town hall meetings in Albuquerque, Socorro, Truth or Consequences and Las Cruces where he will discuss and take questions about the challenges and achievements of the first six months of the 111th Congress and distribute his new GI Bill Resource and Application Guide to post-9/11 veterans or their family members in attendance. The Veterans' Administration will begin distributing these benefits to post-9/11 veterans and family members who qualify on Aug. 1. Staff from Udall's office will also be on hand to help anyone needing assistance with a federal agency. All events are open to the media.

Monday, June 29, Udall will hold "Udall Helping You" open office hours in Belen, followed by a walking tour of Belen's Main Street. Residents are encouraged to come and meet with the senator to express their thoughts and concerns about the issues facing New Mexico and the nation. Udall will then travel to Los Lunas where he will be the keynote speaker at the July 4th celebration and dedication of the Fred Luna Senior Center.

Tuesday, June 30, Udall will hold Town Hall meetings in Albuquerque and Socorro followed by Town Halls in Truth or Consequences on Wednesday, July 1, and Las Cruces on Thursday, July 2.

Also in Las Cruces on Thursday, Udall will talk to youth at the Boys and Girls Club of Las Cruces about the dangers of smoking. Congress recently passed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of which Udall was a co-sponsor and advocate. As New Mexico Attorney General, Udall successfully sued the tobacco industry, and in Congress he has been a strong proponent of legislation to allow the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate tobacco products.

 

Monday, June 29

What: Udall Tours Belen Main Street

When: 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Where: 100 S Main Street

Belen, N.M.

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What: "Udall Helping You" Open Office Hours

When: 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Where: Belen City Hall

100 S Main Street

Belen, N.M.

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Tuesday, June 30

 

What: Udall joins the Los Lunas 4th of July Celebration and Dedication of the Fred Luna Senior Center as Keynote speaker

When: 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Where: Fred Luna Senior Center

197 Don Pasqual

Los Lunas, N.M.

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What: Udall Town Hall

When: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Where: VFW Post 401

2011 Girard Blvd. SE

Albuquerque, N.M.

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What: Udall joins Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis on Job Corps Tour

When: 1:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Where: Albuquerque Job Corp.

1500 Indian School Rd NW

Albuquerque, N.M.

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What: Udall Town Hall

When: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Where: Disabled American Veterans

200 N. 5th St.

Socorro, N.M.

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Wednesday, July 1

 

What: T or C and Williamsburg Town Hall

When: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Where: VFW Post 3317

720 Veterans Way

Williamsburg, N.M.

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Thursday, July 2

 

What: Udall Town Hall

When: 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

Where: Boys and Girls Club

330 W. Las Cruces Ave.

Las Cruces, N.M.

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What: Udall Takes on Tobacco with Boys and Girls Club SMART Living Class

When: 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Boys and Girls Club

330 W. Las Cruces Ave.

Las Cruces, N.M.

 

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Saturday, July 4th

 

What: Tom and Jill Udall serve Pancakes on the Plaza

When: 7 a.m.

Where: Santa Fe Plaza

 

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What: Udalls Celebrate Independence Day in Rio Rancho, Corrales Parades

Where: Rio Rancho and Corrales, N.M.

 

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