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Pamela Powers, a progressive voice for Arizona

Arizona’s Choice: Walk Backwards with @DougDucey or Move #AZForward with @FredDuVal (video)

Arizona’s choice for governor couldn’t be clearer.

A vote for Republican Doug Ducey is a vote to continue Governor Jan Brewer’s failed Tea Party’s policies that have left our economy in ruins. Ducey would give his rich pals– you know, the ones who have spent millions to buy the election for him– more tax cuts, that we can’t afford. He also would ignore a voter initiative on school funding and cheat Arizona schoolchildren out of $1.5 billion owed to them.

OR Arizona can choose to move forward with Democrat Fred DuVal. DuVal vows to strengthen education and restore the funding. Business leaders told the Republican Party that Arizona’s failing school system is a deterrant to attacking business to our state, but Brewer and other Republican leaders ignored them. DuVal would build public education, grow local businesses, and foster opportunities for our citizens. Let’s move forward with Fred!


This entry was posted on October 26, 2014 by in 2014 elections, Arizona, democracy, Democratic Party, Doug Ducey, Economics, education, Fred DuVal, jobs, Tea Party, Video and tagged , , .
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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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