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Pamela Powers, a progressive voice for Arizona

McClung drops out of next debate with Grijalva

Some of my readers theorized in the comments section that Congressional candidate Ruth McClung’s Tea Party backers who disrupted this week’s CD7 debate actually live in Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ CD8. … Continue reading

October 15, 2010 · 31 Comments

‘A bumper crop of psycho-talkers’

“We have a bumper crop of psycho-talkers running for office this year,” says Ed Schultz, lefty radio and TV personality. You got that right, Ed, especially here in the “meth … Continue reading

October 12, 2010

Big money could bring the end of life as we know it

Jesse “no-social-security” Kelly (Arizona) Rand “who-needs-civil-rights?” Paul (Kentucky) Joe “no-minimum-wage” Miller (Alaska) Sharon “pay-your-doctor-with-a-chicken” Angle (Nevada) Christine “don’t-masturbate” O’Donnell (Delaware) John “repeal-healthcare-reform-but-save-welfare-for-the-rich” Boehner (Ohio) Sarah “anti-feminist-pro-opportunist” Palin (Alaska) John “which-way-should-I-flip-flop-today?” … Continue reading

October 7, 2010

US corporations post ‘near-historic’ profits, as poverty and joblessness increase: Now what?

This week, the Huffington Post reported that corporate profits are at “near-historic” levels— up 38% compared to the same time period a year ago. It’s a pretty disgusting article about … Continue reading

October 4, 2010 · 1 Comment
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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.”