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Pamela Powers, a progressive voice for Arizona

Sept 2017 LD9 Constituent Update: News & Events

My September update to constituents featured my Legislative Report card, which I expanded on in this blog post. 

Since September was so full of events, I decided to publish the update in two parts. This is the fun part– the photo album of events.

Labor Day Picnic

Pamela Powers Hannley on Labor Day

Despite the sweltering heat, Jim and I had a great time at the Labor Day Picnic. We collected a lot of Clean Elections $5 donations and signatures. Here I am with LD9 chair Michael Dues.


Tucson Labor Day 2017

Women candidates, activists, and electeds were everywhere on Labor Day. Left to right we have: Linda Lyon (Blog for Arizona blogger and education activist), LD11 House candidate Holly Lyon, me, CD2 candidate Mary Matiella, and TUSD board member Kristal Foster.


Tucson Labor Day 2017

My shady tent was very popular. Here I am with LD9 Senate candidate Victoria Steele and Attorney General candidate and Emerge Sister January Contreras.


Local First Arizona Living Economy Forum

Local First Arizona

The Living Economy event was very informative; we had a great time hob-nobbing. My husband Jim is a small business owner and a member of Local First Arizona. I have owned two small businesses in the past– Powers/Queen Associates and Wind Dancer Design. We support Local First Arizona and buying/investing locally. We believe that supporting local small businesses with low-interest loans through a public/private partnership between a public bank and community banks and credit unions is the sustainable route to improving our local economy. Trickle down economics doesn’t work; it’s time for new ideas.


Michael Peel and Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley

Here I am with Southern Arizona Local First Executive Director Michael Peel. What a great event.


Flowing Wells Junior High ‘Take Your Legislator to School Day’

Pamela Powers Hannley

Seventh grade English teacher Wendy Nogami (second from right) invited me to shadow her for a day at Flowing Wells Junior High in LD9. Besides shadowing Wendy and touring the school, I had the opportunity to meet with Principal Chad Miller (above), board members, teachers and parents. I had a delightful experience, thanks to Wendy, Principal Miller, the rest of the staff and the students. I was very impressed with FWJH. Go, Mustangs. I am open to other field trips, BTW.

Cross-posted from PowersForThePeople.net. Go here to see more photos.


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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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