Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers, a progressive voice for Arizona

Arizona politics and government

Link – Arizona Democrats Struggle to Come Out Of The Closet — As Democrats by Diane D’Angelo; video by Pamela Powers Hannley (Huffington Post), November 21, 2011

Link – AZ Republicans deny extension of unemployment benefits: Hold them accountable!, June 15, 2011

Link – Try your hand at drawing Arizona’s new Congressional and Legislative Districts, June 5, 2011

Link – AZ Elections Director ‘goofs’ and derails Pearce recall effort, May 20, 2011

Link – AZ Legislature: The biggest reason why Medicaid should not be a block grant, April 26, 2011

Link – Gov. Brewer: Here are a few more bills you could veto… pretty please… with sugar on it, April 19, 2011

Link – Randy Parraz updates Progressive Dems on Pearce Recall (video)– UPDATED, April 17, 2011

Link – AZ Teapublican budget: Government against the People, April 8, 2011

Link – AZ flat tax dead… for now, March 30, 2011

Link – Flat tax bill: Tax-averse Teapublicans propose raising taxes, March 15, 2011

Link – Teapublicans vote to create AZ Tea Party license plate and directly fund Tea Party, March 7, 2011

Link – Tired of Russell Pearce? Participate in the recall effort!, March 3, 2011

Link – Religious leaders challenge politicians: What would Jesus cut?, March 3, 2011

Link – AZ Death Panel Decision: 95 transplant patients, 90,000 babies, or 250,000 adults?, February 28, 2011

Link – Protest Emperor Pearce’s SB1611 and other racist Arizona laws Feb. 25, February 24, 2011

Link – Dear, President Obama, please help us!, February 23, 2011

Link – Press conference and demonstration against discriminatory AZ legislation, Feb. 22 in Phoenix, February 21, 2011

Link – Disgusted? It’s time to organize: PDA meeting Feb. 21, February 20, 2011

Link – AZ Legislators rubber stamp multi-million-dollar corporate welfare bill– without reading it, February 17, 2011

Link – Arizona immigration bills: ‘Temper tantrums’ or actual policy?, February 10, 2011

Link – Mad Max: Arizona’s post-apocalyptic future or next year? (video), February 3, 2011

Link – White Panthers: The corporatists and cronies who run Arizona with Russell Pearce’s help, February 1, 2011

Link – Brewer says ‘I’m the decider!’ And she’s ready to further diminish gun control laws (video), February 1, 2011

Link – Arizona Legislators should read the newspaper more often, January 31, 2011

Link – United Steeleworkers’ negotiator harassed and arrested in Mexico, January 28, 2011

Link – Update on proposed 300% medical marijuana tax, January 26, 2011

Link – Drug Cartel Empowerment Act: Arizona Legislature proposes 300% sales tax on medical marijuana, January 26, 2011

Link – Andrei Cherny’s election to Arizona Democratic Party State Chair: The rest of the story (video), January 23, 2011

Link – Goddard/Grijalva ask for delay: Should Democrats go ahead with reorganization vote on Saturday?, January 21, 2011

Link – Update on Arizona Republican Party state chair race, January 20, 2011

Link – Republican Party reorganization meeting: The other race for state party chair, January 19, 2011

Link – Bruce Ash– gag me, January 19, 2011

Link – The big question for 2011: How will Arizona balance its budget?, January 18, 2011

Link – Only in America: Putting a positive spin on assassination (video), January 10, 2011

Link – Stop gun violence: How’s that ‘Constitutional Carry’ Law workin’ for ya now? (video), January 9, 2011

Link – Step 1 to fixing Arizona’s economy: Revise the tax code, December 23, 2010

Link – ‘Scrooge of the Year’ Award: Brewer coasts to easy victory, December 12, 2010

Link – Pearce and cronies to attack 14th Amendment before Arizona’s budgetary woes, December 12, 2010

Link – What is the future of the Democratic Party in Arizona: Voice your opinion at Drinking Liberally, December 8, 2010

Link – Decisions, decisions: Save lives or cut taxes? Brewer chooses tax cuts, December 1, 2010

Link – Republican voters: The job cuts and smaller guv’ment you voted for are coming…soon, November 4, 2010

Link – A ‘Descent into Madness’? You be the judge, November 3, 2010

Link – Pearce elected President of AZ Senate, November 3, 2010

Link – La Brewja’s next term: More lawsuits, more debt, more poverty, more job cuts, less education, November 3, 2010

Link – Budget cuts: Arizona Legislature has it’s meat cleavers and chainsaws ready, October 10, 2010

For older posts, search this blog by month or check out my other blogs…

Tucson Progressive.blogspot.com

Tucson Progressive Examiner

Tucson Baby Boomer Examiner

Muse Views

The American Journal of Medicine

Progressive Democrats of America, Tucson Chapter

Daily Kos – dancepartner30

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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.”

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