One year ago on Labor Day Weekend, I kicked off my campaign for the Arizona House to serve Legislative District 9. I officially announced by campaign that Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson (video here), and on Monday at the 2015 Labor Day Picnic, my husband Jim and I began collecting petition signatures and $5 Clean Elections donations.
This year, I am returning to the Labor Day Picnic as one of LD9’s nominees for the Arizona House.
As many of you know, both my Dad, James L. Powers, Sr., and my husband, Jim Hannley, were members of the United Steelworkers. Since I toiled in the pink collar ghetto my entire life, I never had the opportunity to join a union.
My campaign will have a booth at the 2016 Labor Day picnic. Stop by and say, “hi”. This year at our booth, Jim and I will be honoring our relatives who were union members and collecting names of people who would like to volunteer to help the campaign.
Remembering the Teamsters struggle that was ongoing last year, here’s a video I shot of the labor demonstration at the Rondstadt Transit Center in September 2015. Solidarity forever.