Etheridge tour includes April 20 stop at Malaprops

Here’s the press release from the Etheridge campaign:

Etheridge announces “Early Voting Tour”

Gubernatorial candidate launches multi-county tour focused on Western NC

RALEIGH, N.C. – Gubernatorial candidate Bob Etheridge announced on Thursday the launch of a five-day campaign tour of mountain and other Western counties as part of his initiative to promote early voting. Etheridge has planned a long weekend of meet-and-greet events throughout the Western part of the state.

Etheridge looks forward to talking with voters, hearing their concerns, and discussing how we can work together to bring in business, get people back to work, and lower county unemployment rates. During Monday night’s debate on WRAL, the former Congressman announced a plan to put the best and brightest minds from North Carolina’s universities, business community, and regular citizens together and create solutions for the problems North Carolina faces.

Concerned about the higher unemployment rates in less populous, rural counties, Etheridge also announced a plan to work together with counties to create a jobs plan for every single one. “Every county is different, every county is important, and every county has different resources available to it. We need to develop a jobs plan that reflects that,” says Etheridge. “The less populous or more rural counties are just as important as Wake and Mecklenburg counties. We’ve all got to work together.”

The “Early Vote Tour” starts Thursday (19th) and lasts through Monday (23rd). Etheridge will be visiting 12 counties.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

5:30PM – 6:30PM – Anson County Meet & Greet
Hampton B. Allen Library, 120 South Greene Street, Wadesboro, NC 28170

7:30PM – 8:30PM – Union County Meet & Greet
Hilltop Restaurant, 1602 East Roosevelt Boulevard, Monroe, NC 28112

Friday, April 20, 2012

12:00PM – 1:30PM – Uptown Democratic Forum
Levine Museum of the New South, 200 East 7th St, Charlotte NC

2:30PM – 3:15PM – Cleveland County Meet & Greet
Shelby Cafe, 220 South Lafayette St., Shelby, NC 28150

5:00PM – 6:00PM – Henderson County Meet & Greet
Henderson County Democratic Headquarters, 905 Greenville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC

6:30PM – 7:30PM – Haywood County Meet & Greet
Haywood County Democratic Headquarters, 286 Haywood Sq. Rd, Waynesville, NC

8:00PM – 9:00PM – Buncombe County Meet & Greet
Malaprop’s Bookstore, 55 Haywood Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801

Saturday, April 21, 2012

8:00AM – 9:00AM – Caldwell/Burke County Candidates Breakfast Forum
Lenoir Golf Club, 704 Norwood St. SW, Lenoir, NC

9:30AM – 10:30AM – Catawba County Meet & Greet
Taste Full Beans, 29 2nd Street NW, Hickory, NC 28601

4:30PM – 5:30PM – Tri-District Candidates Forum
Livingstone College, West Monroe Street, Salisbury, NC

7:00PM – 10:00PM – Etheridge for Governor Charlotte Office Opening
Bob Etheridge for Governor Charlotte-Mecklenburg Campaign HQ, 1700 Donald Ross Road, Charlotte, NC

Sunday, April 22, 2012

3:30PM – 4:30PM – Iredell County Meet and Greet
Phifer’s Barbecue 1023 Shelton Avenue, Statesville, NC 28677

7:00PM – 8:30PM – Watauga County Meet & Greet
Cafe Portofino, 970 Rivers Street, Boone NC 28607

Monday, April 23, 2012

8:00AM – 10:30AM – Asheville Economic Development and Jobs Tour

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