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Thu Jun 21, 2012, 09:30 PM

Barber to hold weekend gathering at a Tucson Safeway

http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/barber-to-hold-weekend-gathering-at-a-tucson-safeway/article_2cc1b910-bbdb-11e1-b3da-001a4bcf887a.html

Newly-elected U.S. Rep. Ron Barber will host his first “Congress on the Corner”
event this weekend at a Tucson Safeway — but not the same store where he
was nearly killed during a similar event in January 2011.

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Barber’s first “Congress on the Corner” event will be at the Safeway at the
southeast corner of East Grant and North Craycroft roads. It runs Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Visitors can come and meet one-on-one with Barber to discuss any issue,
concern or problem regarding the federal government.

Barber plans to hold many similar events across the district.

“I will not become isolated in Washington,” Barber said in a news release.
“My work at the Capitol will be influenced by what I hear and learn here in Arizona.”

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Fri Jun 22, 2012, 09:42 AM

1. Illegitimi non carborundum (Don't let the bastards grind you down)

Being accessible is important, but safety still needs to be paramount, there are plenty more Loughners out there. Going back out shows that terrorism will not silence us.

Though Loughner is said to be specifically focused on Giffords, I am not convinced.

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Sat Jun 23, 2012, 10:58 PM

2. Congress On Your Corner - Shooting survivors, citizens speak with new Congressman Barber

Congress On Your Corner - Shooting survivors, citizens speak with new Congressman Barber

A crowd of about 250 braved a blazing sun and intense heat to meet with their congressman on Saturday.

Some of them braved memories of a similar event 18 months ago, as they met with newly elected
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber at the first CD 8 "Congress On Your Corner" event since the Jan. 8 shootings.

Many lined up for more than two hours to shake Barber's hand, share a brief word, and give their
contact information to a staffer for follow-up.

While dozens sheltered from the heat on the covered sidewalk outside the Safeway store where the
event was held, the back half of the line stretched across the grocery's front, with little shade to be found.
Safeway employees and congressional staffers passed out dozens of bottles of water to thirsty constituents.
The National Weather Service reported that the temperature spiked to 106 for three hours Saturday afternoon.


http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/local/report/062312_barber_on_your_corner/shooting-survivors-citizens-speak-with-new-congressman-barber/

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