Genesis hosts legislative forums

Posted Online: Jan. 07, 2013, 11:06 am
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Press release submitted by Genesis Health System

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Jan. 7, 2012 -- Genesis Health System is hosting a series of public town hall events with area legislators.

"These events will be a great opportunity for the community to discuss the important issues coming up in the next legislative session,'' said Austin Bird, government relations specialist, Genesis Health System.

Here are the series events scheduled:

• Wednesday, Jan. 9, 3 p.m., Adler Health Education Center, 1236 E. Rusholme St., Davenport. Local Iowa Senate Democrats Joe Seng, Chris Brase and Rita Hart have been invited to the forum.

• Thursday, Jan. 10, 3 p.m., Adler Health Education Center, 1236 E. Rusholme St., Davenport. Local Iowa House Democrats Phyllis Thede, Cindy Winckler, Frank Wood and Jim Lykam have been invited to the forum.

• Friday, Jan. 11, 3 p.m., Adler Health Education Center, 1236 E. Rusholme St., Davenport. Local Iowa House and Iowa Senate Republicans Roby Smith, Linda Miller and Steve Olson have been invited to the forum.

• Monday, Jan. 14, 4 p.m., Larson Center Classroom, Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus. Local Illinois Senate and House representatives Pat Verschoore, Mike Jacobs, Mike Smiddy and Don Moffitt have been invited to the forum.

For more information, call Austin Bird at (563) 421-9276.


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