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Letters to the Editor: Aug. 2 | Letters to the Editor

Catalina Excessive’s achievement

Re: the July 31 article “Rincon HS involved with decrease grad charge.”

This text identified that Catalina Excessive College’s commencement charge elevated from 66% of seniors graduating in 2019 to 82% in 2022.

Congratulations to Catalina Excessive’s school and workers, to the Catalina Excessive College Basis for its robust help, and to the seniors who overcame myriad challenges, together with the pandemic, for this achievement. I’m a proud alum, Class of 1969.

Catalina’s various pupil inhabitants displays society as a complete, with greater than 25 languages spoken. How exceptional that lecturers have made their work a labor of affection to assist so many earn a level. These lecturers are heroes.

Catalina’s Class of 1970 just lately donated over $15,000 to the Catalina Excessive Basis. Funds present tutorial, arts and sports activities alternatives. A concentrate on a lot that’s constructive about Catalina Excessive is a tribute to the worth of public schooling.

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Finchem a wrecking ball

Re: the July 31 article “Finchem would take wrecking ball to Arizona elections.”

In his opinion piece I imagine former U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe makes a transparent and compelling argument why candidate for the workplace of Arizona secretary of state, Mark Finchem, “poses a direct risk to our state’s democratic course of.” Kolbe’s opinion piece expresses what I imagine is the legit concern many Arizona voters have with this candidate and the positions he takes concerning elections.

Vote Democrat to avoid wasting nation

I’m a voter who used to assume that the most effective election was one by which you may favor one candidate with out fearing the roof would fall in if the opposite have been elected. That’s now not the case in the US or in Arizona. The Republican Get together appears to be enslaved by a minority fearful that America will proceed to turn into various and inclusive, with alternatives for all. Afraid of the reality, and as a substitute swallowing a “Large Lie,” the GOP would flip again the years on particular person and group rights.

This un-American effort might be stopped on this fall’s elections. The roof will fall in if Republicans should not overwhelmed. There are Democrats not happy with their get together’s efforts, and Independents who shun each events. Don’t fall into this entice. A Democrat on the poll who doesn’t thrill you is a more sensible choice than any Republican. It’s essential to disclaim momentum to the GOP.

Cheney deserves reward

In opposition to all odds, a lady from the Republican Get together has turn into my hero. Liz Cheney has proven unusual honesty in her seek for the reality within the January sixth committee hearings. She has executed this in a dignified method, however with a sure underlining pluck.

I anticipate that of many Democrats and some Republicans like John McCain, however to not this stage of dedication. She is all on the market, risking all the pieces to indicate the nation Donald Trump and his disgraceful habits.

There could also be a greater destiny for Cheney than protecting her seat in congress in November. If extra of America wakes as much as her integrity and grit, she could also be our first lady president. Wouldn’t that be a shock? As Democrats, we’ve dreamed of one in all our personal in that place, however apparently, every feminine that’s talked about as a chance is just too harnessed to an unpopular agenda. And none has proven the mettle required to have the ability to maintain that job.

Job searching

Listed here are some causes I’m operating to be a member of the U.S. Home of Representatives. At $174,000 a 12 months I will pay the minimal on my bank card debt. I might go on recess Oct. 15 for Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New 12 months’s Day. Again in session on the Jan. 5 after which on recess Jan. 15 for Groundhog Day and Valentine’s Day. The one contact I might want to make with my constituents is to ship them flyers and emails soliciting marketing campaign contributions. Then I’ll go on recess on Aug, 15 each two years to marketing campaign for reelection and spend these two years’ value of contributions. In fact, I’ll fly first-class since I’ve these marketing campaign funds. I’m begging you to jot down me in. Your trustworthy servant.

Inflation Discount Act

Please be a part of me in urging Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly to help the Inflation Discount Act. This price range reconciliation invoice represents our greatest alternative to answer the local weather disaster. It’s going to decrease power prices and improve power safety, however most significantly, it’ll put money into decarbonizing our economic system. The invoice additionally consists of simply provisions to be sure that rural and under-resourced communities should not left behind. The mixed investments within the FY2022 Price range Reconciliation invoice will assist us attain a 40% carbon emissions discount by 2030, the minimal quantity that we have to cut back carbon emissions if we’re going to keep away from probably the most catastrophic impacts of local weather change. The local weather emergency is actual and we should act now. Please write or name Sens. Sinema and Kelly as we speak.

to be lied to

Many current letters to the editor in addition to opinion items by the likes of Leonard Pitts have bemoaned the baffling actuality {that a} surprising variety of voters have chosen to nonetheless imagine what has turn into so blatantly false. That’s, the “stolen election” of 2020 … and all of the truckloads of misinformation that accompany it. I discover it useful figuring out that human historical past is conversant in this habits, that the oft-referenced “arc of historical past” has corrected for it earlier than and might achieve this once more. I cite a quote that offers me such conviction; together with the reassurance that I’m in good firm: “None are extra hopelessly enslaved than those that falsely imagine they’re free.” — Johann von Goethe, b. 1749

Streetcar parking at Mercado

Re: the July 29 article “New flats to take a seat alongside Santa Cruz River.”

This text describes the plans for brand spanking new developments within the Mercado District. It exhibits an condo constructing referred to as The West Abbey on the Mercado streetcar cease the place presently there may be parking for the streetcar. On this planning for the event of the realm, the place would people park to experience the streetcar?

Army burn pits

If anybody wanted one other instance that demonstrates the Republican Get together just isn’t serious about making issues higher for the common American, it occurred on July 27. In a shock flip of occasions, a invoice concerning army burn pits was blocked by Republicans. It was a shock as Republicans supported a model voted on in mid-June. Possibly not surprisingly, this alteration in help occurred following the announcement of the deal that may permit Democrats to maneuver ahead on their financial, health-care and local weather bundle. Nonetheless assume Republicans care? Look within the eye of a chronically sick veteran or the household of 1 who died after which espouse your help of Republicans.

Cartoon hits the jackpot

Cartoonists have the intrinsic process of scary the readers, difficult us in our consolation zone, and making us snicker about ourselves, poking enjoyable at us silly individuals. The July 30 cartoon by David Fitzsimmons hit the jackpot, so to talk, ripping away all our pretenses, our blindness, our self-deception, and particularly our pettiness inside the political enviornment. There are three sorts of fish to be seen, small peddling argumentative and egocentric ones; these are attacked by an enormous fish referred to as “politics of division” (reminiscent of abortion) which in flip is eaten by the actually large one, “local weather change.” One couldn’t describe the basic issues of up to date American society higher than with this cartoon. Understandably, every particular person espouses his/her personal opinion, so we face numerous bitter conflicts over petty points, necessary by themselves, however principally negligible in face of the true concern affecting humanity at giant. The politics of division serves particular pursuits, egocentric and grasping ones. However we may be doomed if we don’t deal with the important thing situation.

Get together politics needs to be historical past

I used to be so excited to see that Whitman and Yang have been forming an unbiased get together. The Republican and Democratic events that introduced us Trump and Biden should not deserving of help. Partisanship is our nemesis to getting over this time of campaigning and title calling, in addition to lawmaking. I think most all of us are sick of it! Would hope that almost all of Arizonans will help the rising unbiased get together and put an finish to all this! Vote for the most effective certified individual, and the get together politics can turn into historical past, the place it belongs.

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