Samantha Pstross, new Executive Director of AZ Advocacy Network at DGT

    February 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    Dragon's View restaurant
    400 N Bonita Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85745
    $10 Chinese buffet cash, $12 credit/debit, $3.50 drink only

    Samantha Pstross, newly named Director of Arizona Advocacy Network, a voter rights organization based out of Phoenix, will be speaking.

    Samantha Pstross
    Samantha Pstross

    Samantha has served as Vice-Chair and Chair of LD 26 Democrats, sits on the board of Emerge Arizona, is an Adjunct Professor at DeVry University since 2011, teaching Poly Sci, Critical Thinking, Culture & Society. She has worked as a Curriculum Developer at CGI, training soldiers heading to Latvia and at Gymazium Nad Aleji in the Czech Republic.

    Info on Arizona Advocacy Network:

    “The Arizona Advocacy Network secures electoral justice, political rights and full civic participation through voter education and outreach to achieve government for the People, not corporations.”

    3117 N. 16th Street, Ste. 120
    Phoenix, Arizona 85016


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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).


    1. Hello,

      My name is Cooper Gardner, I am a reporter for Cronkite News with Arizona PBS. I am doing a story on the preference elections in March and what changes can be made in order to ensure that future voting processes are not as hectic. I would love to interview someone about this, and if possible, I would love to interview Samantha Pstross about her new commission that will closely examine the voting process. If there is anyone willing to talk to me, please let me know. I can be reached via email or at (602)-743-4929. Thank you so much!

      Cooper Gardner

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