Arizona PTA Day

    March 16, 2016 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
    Arizona State Capitol
    1700 W Washington St
    Phoenix, AZ 85007


    Please join us for a day of advocacy, leadership training, and working with our legislature to make a difference in the lives of children!

    Our tentative agenda includes:

    • Breakfast in the Rose Garden
    • Advocacy Workshops
    • Capitol Tours
    • Observations in the Capitol Gallery
    • Keynote from Governor Doug Ducey
    • Lunch in the Food Truck Food Court (on your own)
    • Meetings with Your Legislators

    This is a FREE event but registration is needed to ensure the safety of our attendees, enough materials are prepared, and proper amount of food and drinks!


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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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