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Pamela J. Powers, a progressive voice for Arizona

UPDATED: Broadway Widening Redux: March 26 Meeting on ‘Community Alignment’

The beleaguered Citizens Task Force (CTF) of the Broadway Widening Project revolted at last week’s meeting and didn’t approve the city staff plan for widening Broadway Blvd. because it didn’t … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Broadway Widening Project: Residents Speak Out Against It… Again

An estimated 80 Tucsonans attended the public meeting of the Citizens Task Force (CTF) for the Broadway widening project last week. The main event of the meeting was a potential … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

Tucson City Council: Ill-Conceived Ordinances Wiped from Agenda (video)

The Tucson City Council was scheduled to vote on two ill-conceived ordinances at their St. Patrick’s Day meeting this week. The Crowd Management Event ordinance would have given the police chief … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Broadway Widening: Citizens’ Task Force Meeting March 19

The Broadway Citizens Task Force (CTF)– the city-appointed residents and business owners who have been working on the Broadway widening project– will meet at 5:30 today, March 19, at the … Continue reading

March 19, 2015 · 4 Comments

Proposed Tucson Ordinances Spark Calls for Protest & Attendance at March 17 City Council Meeting

If your first amendment rights are important to you, you should start watching the Tucson City Council agendas very closely. Embarrassed by the Safe Park quagmire and the subsequent scolding … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Walk through Safe Park (video)

Safe Park– the homeless camp located on the sidewalks of downtown Tucson– has been a political hot potato since a Tucson District Court ruled the sidewalk protest was protected speech in … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · 2 Comments

Broadway Coalition Calls for Sustainable Expansion that Protects Businesses & History

The Broadway Coalition, a tireless group of Tucsonans who has been calling for reasoned expansion of Broadway Blvd., has issued an urgent call to action. If you don’t want to waste … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · 3 Comments

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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.”