Tucson Rally for Bernie Sanders, U.S. Presidential candidate

    October 9, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Reid Park Demeester Outdoor Performance Center
    E 22nd St & S Country Club Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85713


    Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is running for U.S. President on the Democratic ticket. Doors open at 6 p.m.

    “Please join Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and local leaders for a rally in Tucson to discuss the major issues facing our country.”

    RSVP to Bernie website: https://go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/rally/4v988?source=facebook&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_content=event

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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. Crowd was estimated to be at 11,000 tonight at Reid Park bandshell, with MC Isabel Garcia (former Pima County Public Defender) and CD 2 Congressman Raul Grijalva speaking before Sanders. The Senator was charismatic, energetic in his attacks against corporate America & banks, the 1% with tax breaks. He energized the audience with repeated applause for over an hour, in his talk against corporate greed, helping the middle class & their college debt, eliminating poverty, helping immigrants & Dreamers, reforming the flawed criminal justice system, raising the minimum wage to $15/hour, pay equity for women, gay rights, eliminating institutional racism, etc. He said he did not accept PAC $ and his average donation for his campaign was $30. Sanders voiced the call for a “revolution”of people over corporations, to take back our country from the super rich, to ensure health care for all, 3 months maternity leave for women, economic justice for the working classes. His honest statements about many of the economic injustices faced today was obviously the reason many thousands of people are drawn to Sanders’ grassroots campaign for President.


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