Blazing a Trail for Democracy

    February 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Yuma County Library District
    2951 S 21st Dr
    Yuma, AZ 85364

    Hosted by Arizona Ground Game

    “Building neighborhood connections. With simple math & mapping and a loving-spoonful of inspiration, we will share our strategic plan to engage and inspire AZ citizens to build a defined neighborhood of informed voters… to understand the direct link between us and those elected who directly affect our quality of life
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    YUMA. . . Blazing a Trail for AZ Democracy!

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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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