Former Tucson Citizen journalist A.J. Flick at Democrats of Oro Valley meeting

    July 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Oro Valley public library
    1305 W Naranja Dr
    Tucson, AZ 85737

    “Welcome Fellow Democrats!

    Our theme this year will be “A Year of Resistance.”

    Please join the Democrats of Oro Valley on Monday, July 10th when we welcome A. J. Flick, former Tucson Citizen Journalist. Her topic is “Journalist to Activist.”

    A.J. Flick

    Ms Flick was a journalist for more than 30 years and took her job seriously. She never had bumper stickers on her car that took any kind of stance because she was taught to always maintain objectivity. With the closing of the Tucson Citizen, A.J realized that she could finally speak her voice. It’s progressed to the point where she is sought out to support a cause or candidate or give her opinion on a political matter, and play a larger role in a bigger campaign. Listen to her inspiring story and learn how you can become an activist too.

    Notarize petitions

    Prior to the start of our meeting we will have notary Tia Mills, who will notarize the petitions against the Charter Schools Expansion. Please return all your petitions with your signatures to this July 10th DOV Meeting. Thank you.

    Cool down with ice cream

    DOV will be scooping up a cool treat at the start of this meeting. Donations accepted. Please arrive a few minutes early and bring a friend.

    The meeting will be at the Oro Valley Public Library located at the corner of La Canada and Naranja Drive, 1305 W. Naranja Dr., Oro Valley, AZ 85737. Please arrive close to 6:40 PM to enjoy the company of like-minded individuals. Our program begins at 7:00 PM.”

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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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