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Pamela J. Powers, a progressive voice for Arizona

Jim Hightower stumps for Grijalva in Tucson (video)

Progressive activist and humorist Jim Hightower  was in Tucson recently to stump for Congressman Raul Grijalva. Hightower and Grijalva spoke and mingled at an intimate gathering at former City Councilwoman Nina Trasoff’s … Continue reading

July 6, 2012

Progressive Democrats of America: 300 Tucsonans ready to fight back

Who said the progressive movement was dead? It is alive and well in Tucson, Arizona. An estimated 300 activists, liberals, Green Party members, and Democratic Party foot soldiers crammed into … Continue reading

February 22, 2011 · 54 Comments

Disgusted? It’s time to organize: PDA meeting Feb. 21

Since I wrote Disgusted? It’s time to organize a year ago, our state’s swirl down the drain has accelerated, and the Republican-controlled US House of Representatives is working hard for … Continue reading

February 20, 2011 · 9 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.”