Did you know that when the Legislature is in session, I post daily video updates to Facebook from my desk in the Arizona House? I also send out a regular e-newsletter with compilations of video updates and blog posts to keep constituents informed about the Legislature.
Now, even if you don’t have a Facebook account, you can watch all of my video updates on this website PowersForThePeople. For the past year, since Inauguration Day 2019, I have been posting my video updates to both Facebook and my blog, A View from the Left Side, on this website PowersForThePeople. I also have an extensive collection of video updates and longer videos on my YouTube Channel, which I organized into playlists to facilitate learning more about specific topics like education, taxes, or public health.
These short, candid videos have been wildly popular on social media. Initially this surprised me …until I got to thinking about the state of news in our country. So many newspapers have been closed or dramatically downsized. People are starved for content they can trust.
My updates give you the straight scoop on the action at the Legislature. I also post policy-related commentaries here. In addition, my YouTube channel has longer videos, like the LD9 town halls.
I worked in communications, medicine, public health, and management for my entire professional career. I owned my own successful writing, photography and graphic design business. I was managing editor for one of the American Journal of Medicine for 12 years (and still work there part time). I was a progressive political blogger for 12 years before I ran for office in 2016. I have a bachelors degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University and a Masters in Public Health from The University of Arizona. I am a member of the National Writers Union Local 1981. I am not fake news.
For most of you, I am your representative in the Arizona House. For long-term LD9 residents, think of my Powers For The People blog and video updates as my version of the Farley Report. Senator Steve Farley emailed the Farley Report to constituents every week that he served in the Legislature.
For all of you, whether or not you live in my district, I am your embedded journalist– your eyes, your ears, and your voice– in the Arizona Legislature.
Here are the 2020 video updates so far. The earlier updates, during session, are numbered based upon the days we actually worked. Later updates from Tucson are dated.
Video Updates from Weeks 1-2 of #AZLeg2021
Video Updates from Week 3 of #AZLeg2021
Video Updates from Week 4 of #AZLeg2021
Video Updates from Week 5 of #AZLeg2021
Video Updates from Week 6 of #AZLeg2021
Video Updates from Week 7 of #AZLeg2021
Video Updates from Week 8 of #AZLeg2021
Video Updates from Week 9 of #AZLeg2021
Video Updates from Week 10 of #AZLeg2021
Video Updates from Week 11 of #AZLeg2021
Video Updates from Week 12 of #AZLeg2021
Video Updates from Week 13 of #AZLeg2021
Video Updates from Week 14 of #AZLeg2021
Video Updates from Week 15 of #AZLeg2021
April 20 (Day 100): Barto’s Anti-Abortion Bill Criminalizes Doctors & Victimizes Women (video)
Video Updates from Week 16 of #AZLeg2021
Video Updates from Week 17 -18 of #AZLeg2021
Video Updates from Week 19 of #AZLeg2021
Video Updates from Week 20 of #AZLeg2021
Week 20 of #AZLeg2021: Legislature Adjourned
Video Updates from Week 22 of #AZLeg2021
Video Updates from Week 23 of #AZLeg2021
Video Updates from Week 24 of #AZLeg2021
Thank goodness one of the longest and most vile sessions of the Arizona Legislature ended on June 30, 2021.
2021 Interim Updates: I started a Podcast!
Follow by Video Updates and Policy Blog
You can follow my video updates and policy blog posts on this website by clicking on the blue “Follow Powers For The People” bar on every page of this website PowersForThePeople.net. By Clicking the follow bar, you will receive blog posts and related videos in your inbox. Don’t worry. since I am a Clean Elections candidates, I won’t spam you with daily fundraising emails.
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Sign Up for E-Newsletter & Updates
In addition, you can click here to sign up for my e-newsletter. During the session, I send this out once a week with a compilation of the week’s videos. When we are not in session, the e-newsletters are one or two per month. This is news — not spam or fundraising.
Thank you so much! Let’s keep in touch!