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Pamela J. Powers, a progressive voice for Arizona

UPDATED: TPD evicts Occupy Tucson from Armory Park in the dead of night

Occupy Tucson has been evicted from Armory Park and the main library by the Tucson Police Department late last night. Rousting people out of their tents to ticket them is … Continue reading

November 4, 2011 · 110 Comments

Occupy Tucson curfew citations continue as movement spreads to 3 parks

Occupy Tucson began on Oct. 15 at Armory Park— after a shift from Pancho Villa Park to accommodate Tucson Meet Yourself. Now the demonstration is taking place at 3 locations downtown— … Continue reading

November 2, 2011 · 4 Comments

Notes from the Occupation: Camping and court dates

This is the fifth in a series of personal accounts from the Occupation of Tucson. In this letter, Green Party Mayoral Candidate Mary DeCamp talks about life in the Occupy … Continue reading

November 2, 2011 · 1 Comment

Occupy Tucson family and friends campout tonight (Oct. 28)

The Occupy Tucson organizers are holding a Family and Friends campout tonight, October 28 at Armory Park. The event begins at 5 p.m. and lasts through the pancake breakfast on … Continue reading

October 28, 2011 · 18 Comments

Mayor and Council to hold ‘Occupation’ discussions behind closed doors

       Last week’s Tucson Mayor and City Council meeting was variously described as “raucous,” and “inspiring.”   Protesters from Occupy Tucson packed the meeting and testified for hours. They … Continue reading

October 25, 2011 · 20 Comments

UPDATED – Occupy Tucson: Be downtown on Saturday (video)

As civil demonstrations and unrest spread across the globe, the Occupy Wall Street protest is spreading across the US. Rallies in solidarity with the Wall Street protesters are being organized … Continue reading

September 30, 2011 · 13 Comments

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest continues: In case you haven’t heard (video)

Now in its 11 day, 1000s of protesters continue to occupy Wall Street to protest the corporate greed that is running our country into the ground. Understandably, since most media … Continue reading

September 27, 2011 · 3 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.”