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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Do You Wonder What the #AZLeg Does? Follow My Updates & Find Out (video)

Did you know that when the Legislature is in session, I post daily video updates to Facebook from my desk.in the Arizona House? Now, even if you don’t have a Facebook account, … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! Thank You!

On Democracy Now recently, filmmaker and activist Michael Moore said voters want politicians who “won’t sell out” to special interests when they get into office. Constituents have written to me … Continue reading

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‘Religious Liberty’ vs Patient Rights: Healthcare Providers Should Disclose Religious Restrictions to Care

Should healthcare providers and institutions be allowed to deny services to patients based upon the provider’s “sincerely held religious beliefs”? I don’t think so. Discrimination is not OK. This is the … Continue reading

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2020 Could Be a Wild Ride in the Arizona Legislature

In just a few weeks, the second session of the 54th Legislature and my fourth year in elected office will begin. In has been a jam-packed but productive interim with … Continue reading

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Progressives & Libertarians Debate Tax Credits at #AZLeg Income Tax Credit Review (video)

For years, Democrats in the Legislature have been calling for a review of the tax credits and the other tax giveaways. The goal of the review process is to recommend … Continue reading

January 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Big Banks, Big Insurance, Big Pharma & Big Housing: Corporate America Is Burying Us in Fees

Working for a living is hard. You have to get out of bed early, get dressed… maybe even put wear a silly uniform that you were required to purchase… drop … Continue reading

January 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Maternal & Child Health! The Movie! (video)

Now that I have your attention… Who can resist babies doing yoga coupled with multiple exclamation points? As many of you know, maternal and child health has been my focus … Continue reading

October 24, 2019
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About

The Tucson Progressive: Pamela Powers Hannley

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 focuses on economic reforms to grow Arizona's economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, growlocal small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs. I also stand for equal rights, choice, and paycheck fairness for women. I am running as a progressive and running clean.

My day job is managing editor for the American Journal of Medicine, an academic medicine journal with a worldwide circulation. In addition, my husband and I co-direct Arizonans for a New Economy, Arizona's public banking initiative. I am a member of the national board of the Public Banking Institute, and I am co-chair of the Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus of the Arizona Democratic Party.

I am a published author, photographer, videographer, clay artist, mother, nana, and wife. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio State University and a masters in public health from the University of Arizona. I grew up in Amherst, Ohio, but I have lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1981. I am a proud member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson and the Public Relations Society of America.

My Tucson Progressive blog and Facebook page feature large doses of liberal ideas, local, state, and national politics, and random bits of humor. I also blog at Blog for Arizona and the Huffington Post.