Tucson Progressive

Pamela J. Powers, a progressive voice for Arizona

Immigration, Civil Rights, Poverty, and Other Social Justice Issues

Link – Day of the Dead celebration idea: And now for something completely different, October 5, 2011

Link – Border Patrol orders removal of shrine… again (video), October 4, 2011

Link – First Amendment upheld in Border Patrol video case (video), October 1, 2011

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

Link – 1964 to 2012: Perry, Bachmann, Romney, and Paul parrot Barry Goldwater, September 12, 2011

Link – ‘Under Arpaio’ a ‘must see’, September 12, 2011

Link – ‘Under Arpaio’ to air at Salt of the Earth Labor College on Saturday (video), September 9, 2011

Link – Mother Nature: Tear down this wall (video), August 10, 2011

Link – Vigil for Carlos: Border Patrol Orders Removal of Memorial for Slain Teenager (video), July 29, 2011

Link – On the 46th anniversary of Medicare, Republicans attack our ‘Great Society’, July 27, 2011

Link – MoveOn urges members to take debt ceiling battle to the streets and to Congressional Offices, July 23, 2011

Link – Flor de Muertos: A ‘must see’ for All Souls Procession and Calexico aficionados, July 23, 2011

Link – Giffords’ deficit reduction town hall features right-wing talking points (video), July 2, 2011

Link– Thomas Jefferson says: Stop the ‘War on Dancing’ (video), June 6, 2011

Link – Vermont: Single payer health insurance coming to a snowbank near you, May 24, 2011

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

Link – Would Paul Ryan’s Medicare voucher plan increase the medical bankruptcy rate? It could happen., April 18, 2011

Link – Hundreds at Tucson march honor the legacy of Cesar Chavez (video), March 27, 2011

Link – 200 Tucsonans march for peace (video), March 27, 2011

Link – Multiple local marches focus on equality, corporate greed, and unions, March 26, 2011

Link – Sam Webb: Capitalism and worldwide crises (video), March 18, 2011

Link – Communist Party head braves Arizona: Sam Webb to speak in Tucson and Phoenix, March 9, 2011

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

Link – UA College of Public Health holds 5th Annual Social Justice Forum, March 8, 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 – ‘Men in black dresses’ have their way with women’s heath: US House de-funds family planning (video), February 20, 2011

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

Link – US media covers Middle East protests, while ignoring pro-union Wisconsin protests– until 30,000 showed up, February 17, 2011

Link – Republicans declare war on women: So, what else is new?, February 16, 2011

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

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

Link – Did Scalia and Thomas have a conflict of interest in the Citizens United campaign finance case? (video), January 21, 2011

Link – What happened to the War on Poverty? Is the US marching backward?, January 19, 2011

Link – Remembering Sargent Shriver, January 18, 2011

Link – Why was Dr. King assassinated? He spoke of nonviolence and a ‘world revolution of values’ (video), January 17, 2011

Link – House Un-American Activities Committee: Will the new House revive ‘McCarthyism’?

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

Link – Scrooge of the Year: Jobs with Justice group to roast local bosses (video), December 6, 2010

Link – Flip-flopper McCain shows his homophobia and his age on DADT, December 3, 2010

Link – My Mom was an anchor baby, October 20, 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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