Friend of the National Parks Award Reception for Congressman Raul Grijalva

    November 12, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    Historic Y
    735 N 5th Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85705


    Rep. Raúl Grijalva has earned a Friend of the National Parks Award for his voting record in the last Congress (113th). Representing a district that includes Saguaro National Park and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Rep. Grijalva has been a strong and consistent voice for all our national parks. Come help thank him when NPCA presents the congressman with his award at this Tucson event. The informal reception will feature drinks and light refreshments. 

    If you are unable to attend, you can still review his scorecard and send him a thank you message by visiting 

    Event Details

    WHAT: Friend of the National Parks Award Reception for Rep. Raúl Grijalva

    WHEN: Thursday, November 12, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

    WHERE: Historic Y Courtyard, 738 N. Fifth Avenue, Tucson

    CONTACT: This is a free public event, and no RSVP is necessary. If you have questions, please contact Kevin Dahl at (520) 603-6430 or

    OTHER INFO: There is plenty of free parking nearby, but if you are unfamiliar with the area you can avoid “permit only” areas by consulting the map at

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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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