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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Arpaio’s Tea Party Patriots Face Off with the Unitarians at the Tent City Jail

TentCity4Tonight– June 23– the Unitarian Universalists, Puente Arizona, and members of other liberal groups, including Progressive Democrats of America, will hold a peaceful vigil at the Maricopa County Tent City Jail to protest cruel and unusual punishment of immigrants and other prisoners.

Or… as the Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots put it…

Just as we all had expected, another stunt meant to undermine enforcement of immigration laws, the passage of SB1070, and of Sheriff Arpaio who enforces those laws has been launched! Left-wing and Marxist agitators are planning what their organizers claim to be a “massive protest” on Saturday evening, June 23 at 8 PM at Sheriff Joe’s “Tent City”.

Many of these agitators are being bussed in from out of state in order to do the dirty work required to unseat the good Sheriff in November. RidersUSA has been called upon by a number of organizations, including our friends at Sons of Liberty Riders to stand with them against the enemies of this country, our Constitution and the American way of life!

It’s time again to support the Rule of Law and show that “we the people” will not stand for outsiders, criminals and their supporters to take over our streets without facing resistance from dyed in the wool, American Patriots! We need to send a strong message, that the Rule of Law reins Supreme in this Country and no amount of pressure from these assorted groups of anarchists, open borders proponents, Socialists, Marxists and general malcontents will ever gain the upper hand! “Not in our house, not in our town, not in our country” is our firm commitment!!! If you would like, please meet with fellow RidersUSA members and our friends at Sheriff Joe’s Tent City. Parking of the bikes will be at 3226 West Durango Street (35th Ave & Durango), Phoenix. We will begin grouping here between 7:00 and 7:30 PM. Bring water and a flashlight.

Bussed in to do their dirty work? Approximately 4000 Unitarian Universalists from across the country are in Phoenix this week for their Justice General Assembly– four days of social justice workshops, worship, and witness actions… like the action tonight at the jail. As for “dirty work”, it has been reported that the Unitarians were caught singing in downtown Phoenix the other day.

The vigil starts at 8 p.m. I’m hoping that the Side of Love will wash over the Tea Party, Sheriff Joe, and that abominable Hell Hole they call the Tent City Jail.


Originally posted on Blog for Arizona on June 23, 2012.

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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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