Operation Haboob Community Kick off + Media Launch

    September 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
    YWCA of Southern Arizona
    525 N Bonita Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85745

    “You’re invited to take Arizona by storm!

    We know that you are as concerned about the current state of Arizona and its future as we are. That’s why we are asking you to help us launch Operation Haboob this month. It is time for us
    to take Arizona by storm – to reclaim democracy – to give power back to the people of Arizona to take it away from powerful, outside interests – and to make this state a place where everybody can thrive.

    Please join us and leaders like you from across Arizona at YWCA’s Frances McClelland Community Center (525 N. Bonita, Tucson 85745) for a statewide launch of Operation Haboob on Friday, September 29th beginning at 10:00 a.m.

    There are three key areas of Operation Haboob:
    • Operation Haboob is intersectional. The issues that we all care about are related. Let’s start working together to develop and drive a unified agenda for Arizona.
    • Operation Haboob is about movement building. This is a long-term project to put power back in the hands of people — and we’ve launched the Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy Center (STAT) to give this project a backbone and the support it needs to succeed — but it is not about starting a new organization. It is about all of our organizations and groups working together.
    • Operation Haboob is non-partisan. This effort is “political.” We want to put leaders and laws in place that will make Arizona a place where everyone can thrive. But we are not supporting a particular Party. We want all of our leaders to be accountable to the people.

    We believe that we have an opportunity to make real and meaningful change in this state. But we can’t do it without you.

    Please let us know that you can join us on Friday, September 29th by RSVP’ing to this event page.

    The challenge is clear. The time is now. Let’s take Arizona by storm and make it a place where everybody can thrive. Let’s do this. Together.”

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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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