Thursday, February 19, 2015

Arizona's U.S. Rep.Martha McSally Kicks Off Busy District Work Period

Press Release
Meetings with Constituents, Community Leaders Fill First Full Week in District

TUCSON – U.S. Representative Martha McSally continues to hit the ground running during her first district work week since taking office 51 days ago. Throughout the week, Rep. McSally is visiting several local businesses and meeting with constituents and community leaders in Pima and Cochise Counties. Here is just a sampling of her activities in the district:

Over the weekend, Rep. McSally met with ranchers in Cochise County to hear their concerns on border security and visited Grace Temple Baptist Church in Tucson on Sunday.

On Monday, Rep. McSally met with constituents for a town hall at the Golden Eagle Distributors in Tucson. Later in the day, she met with University of Arizona President Ann Hart, United Way of Tucson President and CEO Tony Penn, and Mayor of Tucson Jonathan Rothschild.

On Tuesday, Rep. McSally joined local elected officials and law enforcement to formally declare Pima County a “Zero Tolerance Human Trafficking Zone.” After the meeting, officials at the Southern Arizona VA Hospital briefed Rep. McSally on emerging issues related to providing care to local veterans. She also spoke with graduates of the Military Intelligence Basic Officer Leadership Course at Fort Huachuca and met with Fort leaders to discuss new developments at the Fort and updates related to Fort’s missions.

Upcoming this week, Rep. McSally will tour the Pima Emergency Community Operations Center, a facility that coordinates communications for first responders throughout Pima County. The tour will provide Rep. McSally, who chairs the Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications subcommittee in Congress, a firsthand look at local emergency response operations.

On Thursday, Rep. McSally will tour the Apache Generating Station in Cochise County and speak with plant officials about the impact of federal energy mandates on plant operations and residents in the area.

On Friday, Rep. McSally will take part in the dedication of a new art installation housed at the Cox Communication offices in Tucson recognizing Black History Month. The new exhibit features a range of mediums, from photos of Arizona landscapes to paintings inspired by Moroccan art.

Over the weekend, Rep. McSally will take part in the Vail Pride Day Awards Ceremony, which is part of a two-day event at the Pima County Fair Grounds celebrating the achievements of students in the Vail School District.

Media availability for upcoming events is below.

What: Tour of Apache Generating Station
When: Thursday, February 19, 11:00AM – 1:00PM
Where: 3525 N Highway 191, Cochise, AZ 85602
*Press must RSVP to in order to gain security access for the tour.

What: Diversity Art Dedication
When: Friday, February 20, 2:30 PM
Where: Cox Tucson Office, 1440 E. 15th Street, Tucson, AZ 85719
What: Vail Pride Day Awards Ceremony
When: Saturday, February 21, 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Where: Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Road, Tucson , AZ 85747