AZ Legislature & Request to Speak

    December 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Woods Memorial Library
    2455 N 1st Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85719
    “Wondering who is in the Arizona Legislature, what they do, where, how and why they do the things they do. Most importantly, wondering how to get them to listen to you? Come to our informative session and learn about law making in Arizona. Lisa Wolfe and Maggie Winchell will cover: How, where and when do legislators propose and pass new laws? How and when can we find out how a new law will affect us? How and when can we track a bill’s progress in the Legislature? Also, learn how and when can we tell legislators what we think of a bill before it becomes law?”
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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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