Education Town Hall


    Hosted by AEA Latino Outreach and 3 others

    “It’s time for our candidates to let us know how they specifically plan to fix our broken public education system.

    Arizona Center for Empowerment is inviting candidates running for governor, the Arizona Legislature, and Superintendent of Public Instruction to an education town hall. At this event, our statewide candidates will listen to their communities’ concerns and express their views on our state’s public education funding crisis. Join us, make your voice heard and hold our potential elected officials accountable!

    RSVP & stay tuned for updates on who will be attending! For more info, contact Pedro Parades at or (623) 326-4867


    Es hora de que los candidatos nos digan especificamente lo que van a hacer para arreglar la crisis de la educación pública.

    Arizona Center for Empowerment está invitando los candidatos para la gubernatura y legislatura estatal, y al Superintendente de Instrucción Pública a un foro de candidatos.

    En este evento, nuestros candidatos estatales escucharán las preocupaciones de sus comunidades y expresarán su postura sobre la crisis de la educación pública. ¡Haga que su voz sea escuchada y ponga a cuentas a nuestros potenciales funcionarios electos!

    Asegure de registrarse y conéctese para más información. Para más información, comuniquese con Pedro Paredes a o (623) 326-4867.”

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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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