Tucson: Stand in Solidarity with Those at Standing Rock





    “Are you ready to do your part to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline and stand in solidarity with the brave protectors on the front lines? Tuesday, Nov. 15 will be a national day of action, and we need you with us.

    In Tucson, join Center staff and allies at 5 p.m. at 407 W. Congress 407 in downtown Tucson — outside of John McCain’s office.

    This fight has reached a critical turning point. The U.S. Army Corps fast-tracked the Dakota Access Pipeline without proper consultation, and as a result, bulldozers are approaching Standing Rock as we speak. But with coordinated, massive demonstrations across the country, we’ll make it clear that this powerful movement will not allow the Obama administration or the incoming president to sacrifice indigenous rights, sacred places, our water or our climate — they must reject this pipeline.

    Bring homemade signs and noise makers and be prepared to make your voice heard.

    This is one of the most courageous stands against a fossil fuel project this country has ever seen. Together our movements stopped the Keystone XL pipeline almost a year ago; now an even bigger movement is rising up to stop Dakota Access — and the building of all new fossil fuel infrastructure.

    Every voice is needed in this fight — including yours. Please let us know you’ll be there Nov. 15.”

    Hosted by Center for Biological Diversity
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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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