Humane Society of US/Arizonans for Wildlife Kickoff event

    October 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    YWCA of Southern Arizona
    525 N Bonita Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85745

    “As you may have heard, Arizonans for Wildlife launched a statewide campaign to ban the trophy hunting of Arizona’s wild cats. We need 230,000 signatures to qualify for the November 2018 election. This is where YOU can help us make history in our state.

    Our opponents are already mobilizing and we know they will put up a strong fight to continue hunting our iconic mountain lions and bobcats. In other words, WE NEED YOU!

    I’m excited to share that Wayne Pacelle, CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, (HSUS), will be in Tucson Thursday, October 12, as part of a statewide kickoff. The event will be from 6-8 PM at the YWCA, 525 N. Bonita Ave., Tucson, AZ, 85745. Doors open at 5:30. He will also be in Tempe and Flagstaff; click the link below for details.

    RSVP for a kickoff event to learn about the campaign and receive training as a signature gatherer. (

    If you can’t attend a kickoff, you can still gather signatures. Volunteer now!

    Stand with us to protect Arizona’s wild cats. Hoping to see you at a kickoff event or signature gathering event soon!

    Please feel free to share this information, and thank you for caring about Arizona’s wildlife.”  (From former House Rep. Nancy Young Wright)

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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).


    1. I do not understand why your group is fighting against lion hunting here. We have a very healthy population of wild cats, and if tampered with, that will change. By stopping hunting you will cause over- population of wild cats, which means they will be invading towns and cities eating dogs, horses, cats and any other animals. They will also destroy deer, elk, rabbits and other wild animals that make nature beautiful. Our forest service does an amazing job managing our wildlife, and that’s why we currently have such a healthy population. I hope you took the time to read through this and take into consideration what I said. Thank you.

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