Advocacy Training for 2019 Arizona Legislative Session

    Tory Roberg

    Hosted by Arizona Ground Game and 2 others

    Tory Roberg is a well-respected, professional lobbyist at the state Capitol, known for her work to promote minority groups and otherwise unpopular issues among the legislative majority. Her work has repeatedly put her on the front lines of important social battles.
    Tory has worked at the organizational, state legislative and federal government level, helping unify various and sometimes disparate groups around great causes. She is known for her endurance, her spunk, her intelligence, and her willingness to continue fighting for what’s right and just. She holds a Masters in Public Administration from ASU and has over 15 years in public policy advocacy and nonprofit administration.
    Sponsored by: Pima Area Labor Federation, The AZ Ground Game, Justice Alliance, A Philip Randolph Institute, YWCA, Voices for Education, LD10, LD9, PDA, PDoSA.”

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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 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, (since Jan. 2013).


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