Below are my thoughts and analysis.
Re: May 3rd article “First 100 days. ”
I read an article about Juan Ciscomani’s first 100 days in office. Clearly, he’s starting his 2024 re-election campaign. Most of the work echoed his humble beginnings, how hard his family worked, and the American Dream. The only thing he left behind was his repeated introduction of his wife Laura and her accomplishments, and that they had six children.
Last March, I was invited by his office to attend a telephone town hall (as a Democrat, I don’t know why I was elected, but I accepted). During the conference call, he conducted a poll asking attendees to rank Congress’ top priorities. The problem with the poll was that he listed only four options: borders, water and energy, health and the economy. These are important, but they left out key priorities in our district like voting rights, women’s right to choose, climate protection, gun safety, and immigration reform.
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In an opinion piece, he touted his achievement in bringing two congressional delegations to the Cochise County border. I don’t know what his efforts yielded other than Showboat. But perhaps he was able to tick item 1 on an incomplete priority list. Regarding the second item, he advertised the establishment of the Colorado River caucuses, but this only replicates the efforts of Senators Mark Kelly and Kirsten Cinema. What are the consequences he can bring that they cannot? Item 3 announces his appointment to the House Appropriations Committee. So far, he supports only “ransom notes” issued by his extremist right-wing colleagues whose debt defaults push the economy over a cliff. On item 4, health care, he said he supports strengthening Medicare, Social Security and veteran benefits. He just talks about it and doesn’t list any results. Who but most Republicans would not support such a hard-earned boon?
Ciscomani says his mission to serve the community as a whole is “clear.” Clearly, in his first 100 days he has not achieved this. And apparently, the newly formed 6th congressional district was gerrymandered to dilute the values of the original 2nd congressional district community that supported human rights, including women’s choice and voting rights (Cochise Note that the county is clearly at odds with this value as a supervisory board mandate) initially failed to certify the 2022 election results), economic development and climate protection (economy to EV battery recycling in Eloy). Note that he voted with dozens of House Republicans to repeal climate change clauses that encourage massive investment), gun safety (he is responsible for all mass shootings), mental health , not the unlimited availability of firearms, including military assault rifles), immigration reform (no decisive steps have been taken to repair the broken system. He held a pep rally at the border only to highlight the
Additionally, his signature efforts include the preservation of our beloved University of Arizona, the Santa Catalina Mountains, the Sabino Canyon and Saguaro National Parks, the world-famous Optical Astronomy and Physics, and the Tucson Basin/Abra Valley Aquifer. I’m afraid it doesn’t reflect the protection of the .
Ciscomani says he started working at Wendy’s, with a feeling of nausea. Well, I started with KFC. Big deal. We all started somewhere. He repeatedly praises the hardworking immigrant family’s efforts to provide him and his brother with a better life. With all due respect, his family is nothing special. Many of us have been blessed with this foundation. It is up to us to accept this gift, to carry it forward, and to apply all the skills we have acquired in life to defend our great democracy. For Mr. Ciscomani, he must do more to fully represent the residents of District 6.
Retired HR Professional, NAU Graduate, Tucson 40 Years, Catalina Foothills Resident