The Tucson Progressive: Pamela J. Powers
I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals–not just people who agree with me or look like me.
Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election.
My platform focused on economic reforms to grow Arizona’s economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, grow local small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs.
In the Arizona House, I was a strong voice for fiscal responsibility a moratorium on corporate tax breaks until the schools were fully funded, increased cash assistance to the poor, expansion of maternal healthcare benefits, equal rights, choice, unions, education at all levels and protecting our water supply.
After three terms, I retired from the Arizona Legislature in January 2023 but will continue to blog and produce my podcast “A View from the Left Side.”
Correction: illegal aliens beware.
No, I believe that anyone who is not lily white and straight has to beware.
Of course they’ll reward him – he found a sure fired vote getter for them: blame it all on the illegals. It got the horribly unqualified Brewer easily reelected, and they swept all the statewide offices for the first time in a long time. But really he didn’t come up with anything novel or new, he just took a cue from his neo-Nazi buddies and lifted a page right out of the Brownshirts manual: When the economy is very bad, just find a minority group (preferably one that is defenseless and can’t fight back) and blame them for everything. The masses will forget the real reasons for the bad economy and join in the witch hunt.
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