JUNE 2, 2017

CONTACTS: TIM ZINK 410-962-4436/SUE WALITSKY 202-224-4524


Cardin in Caroline County for Listening Session, Tours of Local Small Business and School-based Wellness Center

Monday, June 5, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin will participate in multiple events in Federalsburg, Md., that underscore the important connections between federal policies and Eastern Shore communities.

Media may RSVP for any of the following events to Tim Zink,

Monday, June 5 at 9:15 AMSenator Cardin will meet with participants in citizenship and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at the Federalsburg Judy Center. The senator will meet with Matthew Peters, Judy Center Partner and Director of the Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center, and discuss issues of particular concern to local immigrant communities. The senator also will extend his appreciation to the staff, faculty and students working together to successfully navigate the path toward citizenship.

WHAT:          ESL and Citizenship Classes at Federalsburg Judy Center

WHO:            U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

                        Judy Center Partners

                        Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center

WHEN:          Monday, June 5 at 9:15 AM

WHERE:        Federalsburg Judy Center

                        323 S. University Ave., Federalsburg, MD 21632

Monday, June 5 at 10:00 AM, Senator Cardin will take his “Made in MD” jobs tour, which highlights the diversity of Maryland-made products and the Marylanders who produce them, to Crystal Steel Fabricators, a family-run company that aims to use its engineering skills and technological understanding to build relationships of trust. The senator will tour the extensive campus, which can fabricate 20,000 tons of structural steel per year. After the tour, the senator will meet with representatives from other Federalsburg manufacturers and Chesapeake College, as well as Caroline County Public Schools CTE coordinators, to discuss workforce training and development.

WHAT:          Made in Maryland Tour of Crystal Steel Fabricators

WHO:            U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

                        Leadership and Staff, Crystal Steel Fabricators        

WHEN:          Monday, June 5 at 10:00 AM

WHERE:        Crystal Steel Fabricators

1011 Frank M. Adams Industrial Way, Federalsburg, MD 21632

Monday, June 5 at 11:30 AM, Senator Cardin will tour the Choptank Community Health System’s school-based wellness center at Federalsburg Elementary School and join regional public health leaders for a discussion examining the crippling impact that federal budget cuts would have on providing quality, accessible health care throughout Maryland.

WHAT:          Tour and Discussion at Choptank Community Health Wellness Center

WHO:            U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

                        Choptank Community Health

                        Local Officials

WHEN:          Monday, June 5 at 11:30 AM

WHERE:        Federalsburg Elementary School

302 University Ave. N., Federalsburg, MD 21632

Monday, June 5 at 12:30 PM, Senator Cardin will host a listening session with the Caroline County commissioners and town officials from Denton, Ridgely, Greensboro, Preston, Federalsburg, Marydel, Henderson, Templeville, Hillsboro and Goldsboro.  Part of the “ListenInMD” tour, which aims to ensure that all Marylanders have regular opportunities to discuss key issues directly with the senator, the open discussion will cover a range of issues and pay particular attention to understanding and identifying solutions to the statewide opioid addiction epidemic.

WHAT:          Listening Session with Caroline County Municipal and Elected Officials

WHO:            U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

County and Municipal Elected Officials

                        Opioid Senior Policy Group

WHEN:          Monday, June 5 at 12:30 PM

WHERE:        Christ United Methodist Church

                        201 South Main St., Federalsburg, MD 21632


Sen. Benjamin Cardin