United We Stand Opening Day Reception


    “Join the Arizona Legislative Black Caucus and the Arizona Latino Legislative Caucus as they present the 2nd Annual “United We Stand” Opening Day Reception. On January 8, 2018 the State of Arizona will kickoff the 2nd session of the 53rd Legislature. Members of the Arizona House and Senate will join members of both the Black and Latino Caucus to discuss the upcoming 2018 legislative session and shared caucus priorities.”

    *This is a free event. Food and drinks will be provided.
    Please RSVP to Jackie Sandoval at jsandoval@azleg.gov


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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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