Arizona Advocacy Network March Happy Hour

    March 14, 2016 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe
    6428 S McClintock Dr
    Tempe, AZ 85283

    Free event!


    We look forward to having Derek Cressman for our March – Happy Hour. Book discussion and signing of his new book When Money Talk$.
    Derek Cressman has worked professionally to strengthen #campaignfinancelaws since 1995 as Director of the State PIRG’s Democracy Program and Vice President for States with #CommonCause. He ran for California Secretary of State in the June 2014 primary.

    When Money Talks offers:
    New thinking: Cressman argues political advertising isn’t free speech, it’s paid speech and so shouldn’t be subject to the same protections.

    New tactics: Describes both what a constitutional amendment to limit money in politics should say, and an overlooked tactic voters can use to get it passed.When Money Talks – The High Price of “Free” Speech and the Selling of Democracy

    Follow Derek on facebook: Derek Cressman and twitter @DerekCressman

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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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