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.