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Pamela J. Powers, a progressive voice for Arizona

Goddard holds pre-game event at The Shanty– today

Attorney General, Democratic candidate for governor, and Wildcat alum, Terry Goddard will appear at a pre-game meet and greet today, Saturday, October 23. The Goddard event will be from 5-6:30 … Continue reading

October 23, 2010

Cycling for Goddard: Festive atmosphere + outdoor exercise

More than 60 cyclists showed up last night for the regular Tuesday night Community Bike Ride, and they were joined by 10 of us who were cycling to promote Terry … Continue reading

October 13, 2010

Cycling for Goddard– tonight

Don’t miss the Tucson Community Bike Ride tonight, October 12. The cycling for Goddard folks are going to ride tonight to show their support for Terry Goddard’s candidacy for governor … Continue reading

October 12, 2010 · 3 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

Who is Connie Sanchez?

Seriously, who is Connie Sanchez? This vivacious blonde recently blew unto the Tucson social scene and has been collecting friends on facebook like charms on her charm bracelet. But who … Continue reading

October 8, 2010 · 8 Comments

Goddard ‘works it’ in Tucson

Attorney General Terry Goddard knows that in order to beat Jan “beheadings!” Brewer in the race for governor of Arizona he has to win big in Pima County– the one … Continue reading

October 8, 2010

Budget cuts: Arizona Legislature has it’s meat cleavers and chainsaws ready

Random Musings and Blog for Arizona cross-posted a pretty disgusting story this afternoon about the Arizona Legislature’s Finance Advisory Committee (FAC) meeting last week. As we all know, after decades … Continue reading

October 4, 2010

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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.”