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Pamela J. Powers, a progressive voice for Arizona

Sleepy air traffic controllers: Could it happen in Tucson? You betcha.

Earlier this week, President Ronald Reagan’s air traffic controller union busting devolved to a dangerous low point in air safety when a lone controller fell asleep at the switch at … Continue reading

March 26, 2011 · 6 Comments

Koch whore caught in telephone sting by blogger (video)

[tnivideo caption=”Koch Whore: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker” credit=”TheBeastvideos”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBnSv3a6Nh4[/tnivideo] Union-busting Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was caught in a telephone sting. A blogger from the BuffaloBeast posed as David Koch (notorious right-philanthropist, … Continue reading

February 23, 2011 · 15 Comments

US media covers Middle East protests, while ignoring pro-union Wisconsin protests– until 30,000 showed up

[tnivideo caption=”Thousands protest anti-union bill” credit=”Associated Press”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AbeAcTiFFc&feature=player_embedded[/tnivideo] In the past week, the mainstream corporate media has been busily reporting on anti-government protesters in Egypt, Iran, and Yemen– while ignoring anti-government/pro-union … Continue reading

February 17, 2011 · 20 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.”