Free “Dark Money” film screening & panel discussion

Sunday January 27, 1:30 to 4 p.m
Summit Ridge Community Church, 505 W. Hardy Rd. Tucson

“Watch Tucson’s first free screening of “Dark Money”, an award-winning documentary by Kimberly Reed exposing political corruption in Montana. Free childcare from 1:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., too. The film draws parallels between the local influence of dark money in Montana and the effects of corporate political spending on a national scale. We see the two parties chasing money instead of solving problems. Summit Ridge Community Church (SRCC) and Tucson’s Represent.Us chapter host this screening in collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (

Then stay for Tucson’s first “Dark Money” after screening Q&A panel discussion including . . .

Terry Goddard, Mayor of Phoenix from 1984 to 1990, Central Arizona Water Conservation District from 2001 to 2003 and 24th Attorney General of Arizona from 2003 to 2011.

David Eppihimer, Chairman of the Pima County Republican Party, received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisville in Political Science, moved to Tucson in 1989.

Chris Weber, PhD. Associate Professor and Director of Doctoral Studies at the University of Arizona School of Government and Public Policy. Much of Dr. Weber’s work focuses on how political attitudes and behavior intersect with identity and psychological characteristics. Published in The American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, Political Psychology, Social Science Quarterly, Human Communication Research, and Political Research Quarterly.”

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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. Went to a LUCHA (Living United for Change in Arizona) workshop on mass incarceration yesterday and this dark money influence on Republican Gov. Doug Ducey’s campaigns were mentioned. Today’s event is bi-partisan, so check it out and see this movie for free.

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