Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers, a progressive voice for Arizona

Education (including Mexican American Studies)

Link – Eliminating open enrollment: Is PCC opening or closing the doors of opportunity?, September 14, 2011

Link – How to reform education: The answer song, May 23, 2011

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

Link – America: Do you want the ‘people’s budget’ or the military-industrial complex’s budget?, April 12, 2011

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

Link – With millions of Americans unemployed: Why doesn’t Congress care? (video), March 18, 2011

Link – Care about educators like they care for your child: On Wisconsin! (video), February 21, 2011

Link – Is public education ‘mission critical’ to national defense? December 22, 2010

Mexican American Studies (AKA Ethnic Studies)

Link – On disciplinegate: Did the Arizona Daily Star get it right?, June 12, 2011

Link – So far, MAS supporters have not accepted Pedicone’s olive branch. Now what? May 20, 2011

Link – Pedicone extends an olive branch. Will it be accepted? May 18, 2011

Link – Channeling Raul…, May 16, 2011

Link – Former Mexican American Studies teacher and whistle blower John Ward files defamation suit, May 13, 2011

Link – In Mexican American Studies debate, Tucsonans need less spin and more truth, May 13, 2011

Link – Who is the real enemy of Mexican American Studies? (Hint: It ain’t me, babe.), May 6, 2011

Link – AZ Star chides MAS supporters and TUSD board, May 5, 2011

Link – Is the Mexican American Studies fight killing the ‘new civility’? (video), May 4, 2011

Link – Ethnic Studies debate: AZ Star takes a stand, April 25, 2011

Link – More on the Ethnic Studies funding debate, April 21, 2011

Link – Change is inevitable. Letting go is true freedom., April 20, 2011

Link – TUSD’s plan to reorganize Ethnic Studies, April 20, 2011

Link – Connecting the dots on Ethnic Studies, April 4, 2011

Link – ‘The High Price of Rigidity’, March 30, 2011

Link – Paulo Freire: Huppenthal/Horne’s worst nightmare, November 24, 2010

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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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