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Pamela J. Powers, a progressive voice for Arizona

Mr Parraz goes to Washington (video)


This past Saturday, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) sponsored the People’s Inauguration in Washington, DC.

Citizens for a Better Arizona leader Randy Parraz was one of the speakers. Thanks to Loneprotestor, you can see a video of his speech.

 From Loneprotestor…

On inaugural weekend in Washington, D.C., Progressives from John Conyers to Jim McGovern gathered at the UDC Law School to celebrate and strategize. Among them was Randy Parraz of Arizona, the fiery organizer who orchestrated the recall of state senator Russell Pearce, who introduced ALEC’s notorious SB 1070 “papers, please” law. Randy and Citizens for a Better Arizona now have their sights set on sheriff Joe Arpaio — and Randy rocked the room.

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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.”

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