"I am eager to hear from the people of Southern Arizona so I can take their concerns to Washington," Barber said. "I know that the word "representative' is not just my title, but also the best job description I have. To best represent my constituents effectively, I need to hear from them in as many different ways as possible."
Tomorrow morning, Barber will hold an hour-long Congress On Your Corner in a shopping center housing the new U.S. Post Office for Vail. It is the fifth Congress On Your Corner Barber has held since taking office.
This is an opportunity for constituents to meet their congressman one-on-one and discuss with him any issue, concern or problem involving the federal government.
Members of Barber's constituent services staff will be available tomorrow to begin the process of helping people who have problems or concerns with a federal issue, such as Social Security, Medicare or veteran-related matters.
Barber will begin the day in Rita Ranch at a volunteer clean-up where neighbors are coming together to assist clearing several large trees downed by a recent microburst in the area. This effort is led by resident John Fitzpatrick and other local homeowners who wanted to lend a hand to those in need.
"This is what a strong community is all about," Barber said. "I applaud these volunteers for coming together and helping their neighbors, and I want to personally thank them." Barber also commended the City of Tucson Environmental Services Department for expediting the delivery of roll-off dumpsters because of the emergency situation.
Later tomorrow, Barber will travel to Willcox where he will speak at a job fair for the growing Willcox-area wine industry sponsored by the Willcox Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture.
The event at Aridus Wine Co. is an opportunity for residents to learn what the wine industry is doing and what it means for the economies of Southern Arizona and the entire state.
Nascent and potential wine makers and those interested in finding a job in the industry are invited to learn about capital investment needs, what it takes to become a winemaker and what types of jobs are available.