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Pamela Powers, a progressive voice for Arizona

On Occupy’s 2nd Anniversary: The World Says ‘End Austerity Now!’ (video)

What began on Sept 17, 2011 as an extended sit-in in a park in Manhattan– the bastion of US capitalism– the Occupy Movement grew into a worldwide movement with a simple … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

‘Ray Theon, where are you?’: Tucson bride seeks corporate master for domination

In tough times, even the most independent woman may find herself turning to traditional feminine tactics to secure her financial future– like marrying a sugar daddy. And what better sugar … Continue reading

January 20, 2013

Occupy ALEC: Protest corporate control in Tucson and worldwide, tomorrow Feb. 29 (video)

Is it time to finally say, “I’m mad as hell and not going to take this anymore?” The Arizona Legislature (and other Republican-led Legislatures around the country) are attacking the … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

Occupy Tucson to pitch tents in DeAnza Park

Since Occupy Tucson was evicted by the Tucson Police from Veinte de Agosto Park in December, Occupiers have been busy– the food drive, multiple marches, regular general assemblies, and occupying … Continue reading

February 2, 2012 · 3 Comments

Occupy the Courts: Protest corporate personhood on anniversary of Citizens United

Today– January 20– is a date that has gone down in infamy. Today is the anniversary of the landmark Citizens United case. To commemorate the Supreme Court case that struck … Continue reading

January 20, 2012 · 32 Comments

Jobs with Justice, Occupy Tucson, unionists, and Tucsonans fight for local postal jobs (video)

Tucsonans turned out in force last week to support postal worker jobs and protect the Cherrybell mail processing plant from closure. Inside the Leo Rich Theater, a capacity crowd of … Continue reading

December 31, 2011 · 11 Comments

Occupy Tucson: Food Drive and March for Postal Workers on Dec. 28

Although it has been nearly a week since Tucson Police evicted Occupy Tucson from their Veinte de Agosto Park encampment, Occupiers have not folded up their tents and disappeared into … Continue reading

December 27, 2011 · 7 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.”