Tucson People’s Climate March


    “We need to stand together to protect our climate, our health, and our communities. Part of that is resisting the current political agenda of denial and obstruction — but it’s also crucial that we build a vision of the world we want, and rise together to make it possible. To change everything, we need everyone. On April 29, let’s march for jobs, justice, and the climate: peoplesclimate.org#ClimateMarch #TucsonClimateMarch

    The route, speakers, venues, and logistics of the Tucson People’s Climate March is currently being organized by several notable non-profit groups — including the Center for Biological Diversity, the Sierra Club Rincon Group, Sky Island Alliance and the Tucson Audubon Society. If you or your organization is interested in organizing with us, please email climatemarch2017@skyislandalliance.org. We need your help!

    We are looking for interested and experienced people to help lead and/or volunteer for the following committees:
    – Logistics
    – Safety & Accessibility
    – Outreach & Media
    – Fundraising & Finances
    – Speakers & Entertainment

    As it currently stands, the route will start in the dirt lot to the east of the Mercado San Agustin, travel along Congress, Granada, Alameda and end at El Presidio Park, with speakers, tabling and other activities planned at the end.

    • Free Admission
    • Kid Friendly”


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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).


    1. “The Oceans are rising, and so are we” stated one of the signs just before us as we marched today in downtown Tucson with the People’s Climate March. About 2,000? people in the march and also at El Presidio Park to hear CD 3 Congressman Raul Grijalva, D 5 Supervisor Richard Elias speak about saving the planet for future generations. Raging Grannies also sand a song about being radical environmentalists. Marchers changed “Love Mother Earth, there is no other”, and again “This is what Democracy looks like”. UA Prof. Tracy Osbourne said to stop using “fossil fuels, use renewable energy, and plant trees.” Also attending Regina Romero (Ward 1 Councilmember), former Councilmember Molly McKasson, former House Rep. Bruce Wheeler, now running for CD 2 Congress seat. Lots of eco-friendly and organizational booths (including Dem and Green Parties) at the rally at El Presidio park till 2p.m.

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