Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers, a progressive voice for Arizona

22 Republican-controlled States Pass New Voter Restrictions


In just one year, since the SCOTUS decimated the Voting Rights Act, 22 states have enacted voting restrictions.

According to the The Diane Rehm Show, states that were previously covered by the Voting Rights Act and/or states that had the most growth in minority voters since 2008 AND states controlled by Republican governors and Legislatures are most likely to have new laws that make it harder for you to vote and harder for you to register.

The Cheater Party at work.

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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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