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Pamela Powers, a progressive voice for Arizona

Wind Dancer Design on TPAC Open Studio Tour (Shameless Self-Promotion)

This weekend, Nov. 9-10, is the 26th Annual Tucson Pima Arts Council Open Studio Tour. More than 240 local artists, scattered all over Pima County, will open their art studios … Continue reading

November 8, 2013

‘Macy’s CEO makes local push for holidays’ NOT

I read that headline this morning in the local paper– Macy’s CEO makes local push for holidays— and thought, “Cool. A national department store is working with local artisans and … Continue reading

November 10, 2010 · 2 Comments

Arts Advocacy Day of Action: Tucson can be ‘arts friendly’ and ‘business friendly’

With Tucson and Arizona suffering extreme budget problems, a number of worthwhile programs have been or will be cut back or eliminated. Rather than make the tough choices necessary to … Continue reading

May 3, 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.”