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Pamela J. Powers, a progressive voice for Arizona

Fast Food Workers #FightFor15 & Strike Today Nationwide

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has organized another fast food strike today, December 4 in Tucson and around the country. This is the third nationwide fast food strike in a … Continue reading

December 4, 2014

Fast Food Giants Want Congressional Lackeys to Protect Them from Unionization

Over the past few years, fast food workers have made strides in their fight for a living wage, fair treatment by their corporate masters, and the right to unionize. Nationwide … Continue reading

September 16, 2014

#StrikeFastFood: Burger King Workers Walk Off Job in Tucson (video)

Nationwide fast food workers are striking for a $15/hour wage. Early this morning, workers at an east side Tucson Burger King walked off the job and joined supporters, faith leaders, a … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · 4 Comments

Fast Food Workers in Tucson, Phoenix, & Nationwide to Strike on Sept 4

“All across the country right now there’s a national movement going on made up of fast-food workers organizing to lift wages so they can provide for their families with pride … Continue reading

September 3, 2014

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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.”