Know Your Vote – A Voting Rights Town Hall



    Co-hosted by Mi Familia Vota – ArizonaArizona Advocacy NetworkOne Arizona and Progress Now Arizona

    Problems during the March 22 Presidential Preference Election made it clear it’s time for a conversation on how to improve elections in Arizona. We’ll discuss solutions for a modernized and updated elections system that gives everyone the right to vote. Join community leaders and voting rights advocates as we discuss ways we can improve voting in Arizona.

    Lunch will be provided with RSVP


    Moderated by Nadine Arroyo Rodriquez
    Tova Wang-Senior Democracy Fellow at the Demos Institute
    Raquel Teran– State Director, Mi Familia Vota 
    Sam Pstross– Executive Director, Arizona Advocacy Network
    Steve Gallardo– Maricopa County Board of Supervisors
    Adrian Fontes for Maricopa County Recorder– Candidate for Maricopa County Recorder

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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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