League of Women Voters online Voter Guide to Propositions 205 & 206



lwv_logoIf you’re uninformed and/or undecided about how to vote for/against Prop. 205, Regulation & Taxation of Marijuana Act, and Prop. 206, the Fair Wages & Healthy Families Act, go online to read more:


I attended the recent LWVGT  forum on September 17 at the Joel D. Valdez main library on these 2 state-wide ballot measures.  Read the League’s research information, then what the supporters and opponents are saying.

These voter guides are also available in print format at the public library branches.

Vote wisely on or before Nov. 8, 2016.  Early ballots go out on October 12.

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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. Coincidentally the “What’s On My Ballot?” 2016 General Election Publicity Pamphlet arrived at home today with official arguments for & against these propositions.

    Some examples:
    For Prop. 205: “Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice”, “Campaign to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol”, etc.
    Against Prop. 205: “Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry”, “Tucson Hispanic Chamber”, Gov. Doug Ducey, Congressman Matt Salmon, “Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce”, Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos

    For Prop. 206:Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Gallardo, Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias, Congressmen Raul Grijalva and Ruben Gallego, etc.
    Against Prop. 206: “Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry”, “Arizona Farm Bureau”, “Greater Phoenix Chamber ofCommerce”, “Tucson Metro Chamber”, “Arizona Restaurant Association”, etc.

    • Yes, and so said many of your LWVGT colleagues today at the GOTV Kick off Event at the YWCA of Southern Arizona. By the way, my frist name is Carolyn (not Caroline). Thanks for commenting.

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