President Obama to Focus on Middle Class During Grand Junction Visit
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- President Barack Obama returns to the Western Slope Wednesday. He'll speak at Grand Junction High School at 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. His main focus will be strengthening the middle class.
Campaign officials say the president plans to lay out his vision on how to restore middle class economic security. He'll discuss his idea that everyone should pay their fair share and invest in things like education and energy to help job creation and grow the economy in the long term.
Obama will also repeat his call for Congress to give middle class families some assurance by preventing a scheduled tax increase.
Local Obama supporters say they hope the president elaborates on other topics, too. "I kind of hope that he is going to talk a little bit about health care reform, what it means, you know, sort of the more interesting parts for health insurance coverage for the things like birth control and mammograms, things that just kicked in, so it's great," said Karl Castleton, the co-chair of the Mesa County Democrats.
The last time Obama traveled to Grand Junction was August 2009, and nearly 1,600 people flooded into Central High School to attend the town hall meeting.
The commander in chief took tough questions from the crowd, and even spoke about the delicious Western Colorado peaches he enjoys.
If you plan on attending Wednesday's event, you must have a ticket. All tickets have been handed out at this point.
On site parking is not available and you can only enter through the doors located on Fifth Street.