May Day March & Rally to Support Public Education

    May 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Armory Park
    221 S 6th Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85701

    “On May 1, International Worker’s Day, workers, unions, students, parents, teachers, support staff, and the entire community of Tucson will rally around the #RedforEd campaign in a show of support for public education in Arizona.”

    Rally at 4:00 p.m. at Armory Park
    March to State Building at 4:30 p.m.
    Return to Armory Park for Food Trucks, Music, and Guest Speakers
    More Info: on Facebook at

    Teachers’ Demands:
    1. 20% raise for teachers and staff
    2. Yearly raises
    3. Return school funding to 2008 levels
    4: Competitive wages for staff
    5. No new tax cuts

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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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