Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild’s “Don’t Wait to Fight Hate” Initiative


At last week’s “We Stand Together” event at the YWCA of Southern Arizona, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild announced his “”Don’t Wait to Fight Hate” initiative”:


“Tucson does not and will not stand for hate, discrimination, or bullying of any kind.

Since the November 8, 2016 general election, communities across the country have seen a rise in hate crimes and bias incidents directed against people based on their religion, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, orientation and/or disability. But there are things individuals and groups can do to fight back.”

Click on the link above to read more, esp. the 10 steps to fight hate, from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Many people spoke at that YWCA event about how to stand up together to fight harassment against Jews, Muslims, minorities, gays/lesbians, women, disabled, etc.  There have been a few incidents recently even here in Pima County.

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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. Here’s a reminder to the GOTeaP folks who claim the left hates Christians:

    Matthew 7:12

    12 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”

    I usually don’t like to take bible quotes out of context, but The Golden Rule stands on its own.

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