Tucson

Jan. 11th, 2011 05:10 pm
gwynnega: (books poisoninjest)
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I just received an email from Barbara Boxer's office. It reads in part:

"Dear Friend:

Following the recent tragic events in Arizona, I have decided to postpone my mobile office hours, originally scheduled at the Atwater Village Branch Library in Los Angeles on January 12th, until my office has had the opportunity to consult with the U.S. Capitol Police regarding security measures that should be taken to ensure the safety of my staff and constituents at events in California. . . "

This makes me so sad. The library branch the email mentions is about a minute's drive from where I live. Not that I was planning to attend the office hours, but it brings it all so close. Until now I've focused only on the immediate victims of the shooting in Tucson--but now I see that this vicious, hateful act has also impinged upon our democracy on the most practical, local level. I hope we can come back from this.
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