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Press Release - Edwards Announces "Road To One America" Tour As Part Of His Campaign To End Poverty In America

July 09, 2007

New Orleans, Louisiana – From Monday, July 16th, 2007 to Wednesday, July 18th, 2007, Senator John Edwards will take a break from his normal campaign schedule to travel to 8 states to shine a bright spotlight on the issue of poverty in America. During the tour, Edwards will meet with people struggling with poverty, in order to share their personal stories with the nation. He will also discuss how we can build One America where every person has the chance to work hard and get ahead.

On the eve of the tour on Sunday, July 15th, 2007, Edwards will take a walking tour of the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans. The tour will begin in New Orleans, Louisiana and travel more than 1,800 miles before ending on Wednesday, July 18th, in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, where Senator Robert F. Kennedy concluded his 1968 200-mile tour of impoverished regions in Southeastern Kentucky. The tour also includes a stop in Marks, Mississippi, where the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. launched his 1968 Poor People's March to Washington, D.C.

The details of the tour are:

SUNDAY, JULY 15th, 2007

7:00 PM

Senator Edwards to join local community leaders on walking tour of rebuilding projects in the Lower 9th Ward

Meeting place to be announced

New Orleans, Louisiana

MONDAY, JULY 16th, 2007

6:00 AM

Senator Edwards to participate in an ABC "Good Morning America" Town Hall.

The Cabildo - Louisiana State Museum

701 Place John Paul Deaux

New Orleans, Louisiana

9:45 AM

Senator Edwards to visit the Kingsley House

1600 Constance Street

New Orleans, Louisiana

10:30 AM

Senator Edwards to drop by Cafe Reconcile

1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

New Orleans, Louisiana

12:45 PM

Senator Edwards to visit workers at a mobile home park near the Peco Poultry Processing Plant

Westside Trailer Park

Corner of 3rd Ave. and Fulton Street

Canton, Mississippi

4:00 PM

Senator Edwards to tour the Quitman County Development Organization offices and meet with local Marks, Mississippi residents

Road Side Park at Mississippi 6 & Charlie Pride Highway

Marks, Mississippi

6:00 PM

Senator Edwards to meet with home health care workers

New Zion Community Center

229 Ladino Street

West Helena, Arkansas

8:15 PM

Senator Edwards to deliver remarks at the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association Thrift Store

910 Vance Avenue

Memphis, Tennessee

TUESDAY, JULY 17th, 2007

11:45 AM

Senator Edwards to tour the Eastside neighborhood of Mt. Pleasant with local residents

Corner of E. 114th St. and Union Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio

2:00 PM

Senator Edwards to visit the Beatitude House

287 Lora Avenue

Youngstown, Ohio

2:45 PM

Senator Edwards to hold a roundtable discussion with members of the Youngstown Business Incubator

241 Federal Plaza West

Youngstown, Ohio

5:45 PM

Senator Edwards to deliver remarks at the Hill House

1835 Centre Avenue

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18th, 2007

9:00 AM

Senator Edwards to visit the site of the upcoming Remote Area Medical (RAM) Expedition to meet with organizers, volunteers and area residents

Wise County Fairgrounds, off Hurricane Road

Wise, Virginia

11:00 AM

Senator Edwards to hold a forum with area youth at Appalshop Theater

306 Madison Street

Whitesburg, Kentucky

1:30 PM

Senator Edwards to deliver a major speech

Old Floyd County Courthouse

Prestonsburg, Kentucky

John Edwards, Press Release - Edwards Announces "Road To One America" Tour As Part Of His Campaign To End Poverty In America Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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