AARA Grijalva Award luncheon


    “Please support the Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans,
    the retirees of the AFL-CIO, at the annual Grijalva luncheon fundraiser
    August 14 at 11:00 AM at the Randolph Golf Clubhouse Copper Room.

    Join Congressman Raul Grijalva and the Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans as we celebrate 83 years of Social Security by honoring community leader Cecilia Valdez, CWA 7026 Secretary-Treasurer and a strong Latina voice for working families in our Tucson community.

    Our keynote speaker is Rich Fiesta, national expert on Medicare and Social Security.”

    Purchase your tickets ($32 to $75)  at: https://azalliance2018.eventbrite.com


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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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