Tucson Progressive

Pamela J. Powers, a progressive voice for Arizona

Planned Parenthood Supporters Fight Back: Pink Out Day, Sept 29

Republicans in Congress have been yammering for weeks about shutting down the US government — again— rather than compromise on a budget. Since the Tea Party took over in 2010, … Continue reading

September 28, 2015

Boo Hoo… Wall Street Says Elizabeth Warren Doesn’t Understand Global Banking

JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon thinks Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren doesn’t “understand global banking system”. So, it’s not that Dimon and Warren have a basic disagreement on how banks … Continue reading

June 16, 2015

Progressives: Let’s Move Hillary and Bernie to the Left (video)

Several long-term politicians and a few wannabes have thrown their hats into the ring for the 2016 presidential bid (or are at least hinting at it). Democrats Hillary Clinton and … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · 7 Comments

Republicans Have a Problem with Women (video)

The Republican Party doesn’t realize what all husbands know: Women have legendary memories. We know where your socks are, and we know who our friends are. The Party of NO– … Continue reading

November 4, 2014

Stop the Beauty Madness: Ad Campaign Challenges ‘Beauty’ Myths & Stereotypes

I am a real woman, with a real woman’s body– not the body of an 11-year-old boy. I am a Renaissance nude trapped in a Twiggy world. I am Everywoman. For the … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

What Happens in Vegas: Sin City Cops Urge Girls to ‘Choose Purity’

The Las Vegas, Nevada Police Department recently co-hosted a Choose Purity event to promote abstinence and to scare young girls away from promiscuity, which we all know leads to prostitution, … Continue reading

May 7, 2014

Bathroom Politics: Preserving the Sanctity of the ‘Ladies’ Room’

In the 1950s the Ladies’ Room was a place of refuge, a wall-papered lounge with a couch, polished mirrors, fresh flowers, and often an attendant armed with fresh towels, perfume, … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · 15 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.”