Arizona List Celebrates Teachers – Tucson

    June 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Dunbar Cultural Center
    325 W 2nd St
    Tucson, AZ 85705

    Arizona List Celebrates and Red for Ed activism

    Take the next step!

    Elect women who make education a priority.

    Live music! Refreshments! Raffle! Free Gifts!

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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).


    1. About 100 educators/parents at this event tonight, including several candidates: Ann Kirkpatrick & Mary Matiella (for CD 2); Betty Villegas (for LD 3 Senate), Beryl Baker (for LD 3 House), Domingo DeGrazia (LD 10 House), Mendy Gomez (LD 14 Senate), Consuelo Hernandez for Sunnyside School Bd. and current TUSD Bd. members Kristel Foster and Adelita Grijalva (up for re-election). AZ List staffers spoke of the Invest in Ed movement, to restore public ed funding to 2008 levels, and the Save Our Schools efforts to Vote No on Prop. 305. LD 17 House candidate Jennifer Pawlik spoke about teaching for 17 years, then running for Chandler School Bd. (unsuccessfully) and now for LD 17 House open seat. She said only 5 House seats need to change from R to D to make a change for education in AZ. Raffle prizes and cake followed the speakers.

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