RedforEd Community Huddle and People’s Training

    June 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Joel D. Valdez Main library
    101 N Stone Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85701

    Hosted by YWCA Arizona – STAT-Stand Together Arizona Training & Advocacy

    “This is a special edition of STAT’s Community Huddle, geared toward educators, school staff and others involved in the #REDforEd movement. We will catch you up on what we’ve been doing across the state to engage voters and we have ideas on how to do the same in our education communities.

    Besides an update on Operation Haboob and The People’s Agenda for Arizona, we will discuss best practices in meeting with candidates and lawmakers. We will also learn how to tell your own story to candidates and politicians — especially in how it relates to The People’s Agenda for Arizona.

    During our statewide listening tour and online survey, we asked Arizonans to identify what they feel are the greatest challenges facing our state, and we also asked them, “What would it look like if Arizona were a place in which everyone thrived?” The issues that rose to the top are: Improve, protect and support public schools (education was our number one issue); ensure access to basic mental and physical healthcare; and protect Arizona from divisive immigration policies.

    Let’s come together to ask candidates and lawmakers to sign on to The People’s Agenda for Arizona, and let’s inspire people to do what matters most right now in creating statewide change for Arizona — voting.”

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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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