Tucson Rally & Canvass to #SaveTPS (Temporary Protected Status)


    Hosted by Working Families United and 2 others

    “On October 6th, the labor movement stands together to connect with voters and demand Congress take action to protect our coworkers and members with TPS whose fate is threatened.

    It’s an American tradition to offer “temporary protected status” (TPS) to people whose lives are threatened by war or natural disasters around the globe. Thousands of our union brothers and sisters have made their lives, contributed to our communities, and raised their families in the US as a result of the program – and now it could be taken away unless Congress acts.

    Come out to show that “immigrant rights are workers rights” and that we won’t let anyone strip members from our ranks or put us onto a race to the bottom by cancelling TPS.

    We’ll rally together with Esther Lopez of UFCW, Teferi Gebre of the AFL-CIO, Rep. Raul Grijalva, and others and then hit the doors to connect and education with other union voters.”


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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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