New Tucson District Office Open House: Raspados with Raul

    August 26, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    El Pueblo Neighborhood Center
    101 W Irvington Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746

    Please join me for my Tucson District Office Open House!

    WHAT: Tucson District Office Open House – Raspados With Raúl
    WHEN: Saturday, August 26, from 5pm to 8pm
    WHERE: El Pueblo Neighborhood Center

    If you have any questions, please email

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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. Large crowd at this Raspados event at El Pueblo Neighborhood Center. Environmentalist Kevin Dahl spoke first, introducing the Congressman who thanked everyone and said that it was good to be back at El Pueblo, to bring it back to life. He assured us that we would get through the bad times with “humane compassion, talent & energy, justice for all”. He said he “cared deeply” about DACA students, the public school system. Daughter Adelita Grijalva on TUSD Board also said it was good to be back at El Pueblo, where she had been coming to since age 5 years old. Also attending today Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, D 5 Supervisor Richard Elias (and family), Councilwoman Regina Romero, UA President Robert Robbins and wife. Performing prior to the speeches was El Pueblo HS Folklorico.

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