6 Years at Blog for Arizona

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Has it really been 6 years ago when I joined up here at Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014? Have posted 1244 articles to date.  I now post less articles, but definitely add and update progressive Calendar events all the time. It’s like a part time job blogging here, ever since 45th US President Donald Trump (R) was inaugurated on Jan.20, 2017. Since the Trump Administration took over, the Resistance efforts have tripled by the good folks out here who are carefully watching and resisting his programs and initiatives. And now he is the 3rd impeached US President in our history, since Dec, 18, 2019 when the US Congress found him guilty of 2 impeachable articles. He wasn’t removed from office by the US Senate, as he has too many Republican friends there, who put their party loyalty before our country’s best interests and the Rule of Law. Only Republican US Senator Mitt Romney from Utah, the Republican Party’s 2012 Presidential nominee, voted yes on the abuse of power article.
So, six years blogging at Blog for Arizona, and prior to that over 4.5 years blogging at the Tucsoncitizen.com….so a total of over 10 years at this volunteer activity of citizen-driven, independent journalism, but a truly worthy one, well needed in our Arizona community, and across the nation.
“Keep on trucking”, they used to say back then in the 1960’s/1970’s, so let’s “keep on blogging” into the 2020’s, and beyond.  We believe in a Free Press in America.
 Imua kakou, as we say in Hawaiian — Forward together!  Justice will prevail.
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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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