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Multiple local marches focus on equality, corporate greed, and unions

In recent weeks, Tucsonans have joined citizens nationwide to march and demonstrate for or against multiple issues. There are three marches coming up– including two today!

Cesar Chavez March. The 11th annual march honoring labor organizer Cesar Chavez begins at 9 a.m. at Pueblo High School, 3500 S. 12th Ave. Check the Three Sonorans’ linked story for details.

Uncut protest at Bank of America. If you can’t make it to the south side, Uncut is protesting at a far east side Bank of America from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. today (Saturday, March 26, 2011). The Tucson demonstration is part of a national effort to increase public awareness of the fact that Bank of America received $45 billion in government bailout funds while funneling its tax dollars into 115 offshore tax havens and paying NO US income taxes.

The bank is at 9015 East Tanque Verde Road in Tucson–northwest corner of Tanque Verde Rd. and Catalina  Highway. Organizers want to urge people to pull their money out of Bank of America and move it somewhere else. Preferably a credit union. For more info re signs, chants, etc. can be found at http://www.usuncut.org/actions/174.

Unions remember MLK. On April 4, 2011, the Pima Area Labor Federation will join other labor groups nationwide to honor the life and of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the anniversary of his assassination. King was in Memphis supporting a sanitation workers’ strike when he was gunned down. Unions are remembering King’s assistance in their struggle.

Locally, supporters will rally at 4 p.m. at the statue of Pancho Villa (Broadway and Church in downtown Tucson) and then march to Armory Park (221 S. 6th Ave.) At Armory Park, there will be a BBQ. Bring Blankets or lawn chairs for the BBQ. RSVP required.

7 comments on “Multiple local marches focus on equality, corporate greed, and unions

  1. latino4ever
    March 26, 2011

    “The Tucson demonstration is part of a national effort to increase public awareness of the fact that Bank of America received $45 billion in government bailout funds while funneling its tax dollars into 115 offshore tax havens and paying NO US income taxes.”
    Yet, progressives like you call for larger government which is even more able to funnel money to special interests. Talk about a useful idiot for the corporations.


    • leftfield
      March 26, 2011

      You seem to be convinced that a small government is the cure for every evil.  


      • latino4ever
        March 26, 2011

        No, just the evil you represent.


  2. Fraser007
    March 26, 2011

    OMG what a choice for all of the Tucson Basin “Progressives”. Where to go? Hey Leftfield what one will you go to?? For me…Im not sure.


  3. Anti-Commie
    March 26, 2011

    To think that this was once considered a newspaper.
    All the people that labored for this organization with pride and now it is nothing more than Red Commie Rag.
    The pride is lost foever…


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  5. RH
    March 27, 2011

    It must be sad, miserable to be a republican in Pima County, a minority position is not what them aryan utopians in the GOP can really deal with well!:-) I guess if they get to depressed, miserable they can move to Maricopa county and find some harmony and peace by being in a area where they fit in and have some majorities!:-)


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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela Powers Hannley

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 focuses on economic reforms to grow Arizona's economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, growlocal small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs. I also stand for equal rights, choice, and paycheck fairness for women. I am running as a progressive and running clean.

My day job is managing editor for the American Journal of Medicine, an academic medicine journal with a worldwide circulation. In addition, my husband and I co-direct Arizonans for a New Economy, Arizona's public banking initiative. I am a member of the national board of the Public Banking Institute, and I am co-chair of the Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus of the Arizona Democratic Party.

I am a published author, photographer, videographer, clay artist, mother, nana, and wife. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio State University and a masters in public health from the University of Arizona. I grew up in Amherst, Ohio, but I have lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1981. I am a proud member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson and the Public Relations Society of America.

My Tucson Progressive blog and Facebook page feature large doses of liberal ideas, local, state, and national politics, and random bits of humor. I also blog at Blog for Arizona and the Huffington Post.

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