Arizona List political director Laura Hogan at DGT

    October 3, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    Dragon's View restaurant
    400 N Bonita Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85745

    Political director of Arizona List, Laura Hogan will speak at DGT.

    Laura Hogan
    Laura Hogan

    “Laura, an Arizona native hailing from Douglas, AZ attended school at Michigan State University before returning  to work with Carolyn Warner in her consulting business.  A former LD 30 Chair and Vice-Chairwoman of the AZ Democratic Party, she served as Field Director of the AFL-CIO branch of the Pima Area Labor Federation.

    She will discuss her work for the Arizona List in labor issues and women’s rights, getting local women candidates elected in the upcoming races.”

    Arizona List
    A political committee to elect
    pro-choice Democratic women in Arizona
    P.O. Box 16232
    Tucson, AZ 85732

    There is a required nominal charge of $3.50 for a beverage. An optional buffet lunch is available for just $10.00 that includes beverage and dessert. Both prices include tax and tip. Credit and Debit Cards are accepted, but will incur a $2.00 processing fee that is added to the price of your meal.

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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. Hogan was recently inducted into Dem Party Hall of Fame (on 10/1/16) and spoke of Arizona’s List goal to help elect Pro-Choice Democratic women in Arizona. In 2015 there were 18 women in the legislature, 45% increase from when the group started in 2003. She spoke of key seats: LD Senate 2, 6, 7, 8 and District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson. 50% of the endorsed candidates are now minority women. AZ List has 946 members now, hoping to get to 1000. Questions were about differences in their “endorsed” and “on the list” candidates (from handout), what’s the process to select candidates for endorsement, what would disqualify a candidate from their list, is voter turnout for women higher than men in Arizona & Pima County, existence of other similar Lists in other states, would they discourage a Pro Choice woman to run in a district with incumbent Pro Choice man (yes). Present today were LD 2 Senator Andrea Dalessandro and Ward 3 Councilmember Karin Uhlich, who both spoke up in support of how AZ List helped them. Also present Betts Putnam-Hidalgo (TUSD Bd. candidate – not on their list) and Brian Bickel, (D 1 Supervisor candidate).

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