Arizonans for Gun Safety Lobby Day

    March 26, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Arizona State Capitol
    1700 West Washington Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    Pam Simon & Daniel Hernandez Jr. (courtesy of Daniel)
    Pam Simon & Daniel Hernandez Jr. (courtesy of Daniel)

    Hosted by Tucson Tragedy hero Daniel Hernandez Jr. “Join us as we meet with our State Legislators to talk about gun violence in Arizona.” Daniel had first hand knowledge of gun violence being an intern in Congresswoman Gabby Giffords’ office the day she was almost assassinated on January 8, 2011.  He assisted her immediately after the shooting with first aid, and went with her in the ambulance to University Medical Center (now University of Arizona Medical Center) in Tucson.


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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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