Vigil to remember Las Vegas



    And the families and friends of all of the above.

    Please join in tonight at Himmel Park (Hippie  hill/amphitheater), Tucson Boulevard just south of Speedway. 7PM
    The vigil in honor of Las Vegas, where 59 people were killed and 500+ were injured late last night.”

    Posted in FB by Patricia Maisch, survivor of 1/8/11 shooting. Stay tuned for more details on the mass shooting and this vigil.

    Unity vigil on FB:

    Come join members of the Tucson community in remembering the victims of last night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas. This event will be co-hosted byMoms Demand Action – AZ Billy Kovacs Victoria Steele Tucson Stands UpIndivisible Southern Arizona Kristen Randall Marion Chubon Owen Chandler. Bruce Wheeler

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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 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, (since Jan. 2013).


    1. Welcome by Representative of Moms Demand Action, saying that once again we were there in remembrance of victims of a mass shooting. Then LD 9 State Senate candidate Victoria Steele expressed anger that this type of gun violence had occurred once more, citing that 91 people die a day from guns in America. Then CD 2 candidate Billy Kovacs asked the 100 plus people at the vigil, who had had friends/family shot in the past? Many raised their hands (including me). Another CD 2 candidate Mary Matiella spoke of respect for all, and love to make this a better society. Ward 6 Councilman Steve Kovachik sent a message which was read aloud (but he arrived later to the vigil). Last to speak was Army Reserve Chaplain Owen Chandler, who said that we need to “hold up our heads” and go forth into the darkness. Tucson Tragedy survivor Patricia Maisch was present as well, as was CD 2 candidate Dr. Matt Heinz.

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