“Get-Out-The-Vote: Democracy Depends On It!”

    October 20, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Nanini Branch Library
    7300 North Shannon Road
    Tucson, AZ 85741
    Andrea Witte
    Just organized by bold, busy Tucson progressives… Join me for a ConnectTheDotsUSA live GOTV presentation in northwest Tucson this coming Monday, Oct 20th. After the presentation, share your GOTV stories and tips to help get others motivated during the last two weeks before the election.
    TITLE: “Get-Out-The-Vote: Democracy Depends On It!”
    WHEN: Monday, Oct 20th 2014 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)
    WHERE: Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon Rd, Tucson AZ 85741
    “If voter turnout is a reflection of the health of a democracy, then America’s democracy is severely anemic. When we drill down on the turnout numbers by race, age and income, we start to see why our country is working better for some groups and not so much for others. Democracy is not a spectator sport: You can’t win the game if you don’t play, or if you sit out every other election. Then we’ll take a look at what’s driving voter apathy and what’s behind the recent wave of voter suppression laws sweeping the country.”
    Hope to see you there.
    Andrea  Witteconnectthedots
    “The Connect The Dots Lady”
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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 Tucsoncitizen.com 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, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


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