PDA Tucson meeting on Trans Pacific Partnership



    The PDA monthly meeting will highlight the Trans Pacific Partnership and will be held on Thursday, December 17 (postponed from Dec. 10) at Karen Uhlich’s office 1510 E. Grant Rd., Tucson. Doors will open at 6:30 and program will begin at 7:00 pm.

    “The program will begin with brief explanations about why TPP should be opposed by Fred Yamashita of the Pima Area Labor Federation, Russel Lowes of the Sierra Club, and  Phil Lopes will present an overview of TPP. The remainder of the meeting will be to plan what we can best do to convince members of Congress to oppose it. So please bring your ideas for this.”

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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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