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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

October Is Hopping with Multiple Events

As usual around here, when the temperatures cool down, our calendars fill up. I have been shuttling between Tucson and Phoenix for Legislative meetings, as well participating in community events … Continue reading

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Maternal & Child Health… a Dialogue with Rep. Powers Hannley (video)

What is the state of maternal and child health in the state of Arizona? Well, it certainly could be better. Arizona ranks in the 40s (out of 50 states) in … Continue reading

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Rep. Powers Hannley: I’m Running for Re-Election in 2020

As the temperatures cool down, the 2020 elections are heating up. Thank you all so much for supporting my 2018 re-election campaign. With the hard work of a record number … Continue reading

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Maternal & Child Health: a Public Health Model for Social Justice (video)

A few weeks ago, I gave the guest reflection at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson on maternal and child health in Arizona. Below is the text of my talk … Continue reading

September 11, 2019

Why Can’t the Ronstadt Center Be an Open-Air Transit & Community Space?

Do you remember the controversy surrounding redevelopment of the Ronstadt Transit Center? Back in 2013-2014, developers were making a play to redevelopment the Ronstadt Transit Center. They had pitched redevelopment of the … Continue reading

August 7, 2019

FY2020 Budget & #AZLeg Session Wrap-Up: What Just Happened? (video)

Drama, rumors, secrecy, backroom deals, coup attempts, flexible rules, and a bit of chaos are commonplace during the waning days of each session of the Arizona Legislature.  This is the … Continue reading

July 29, 2019

John Oliver Asks: Which State Will Make History by Being #38 to Ratify #ERA? (video)

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) needs only one more state to ratify it before it can become an amendment to the US Constitution. Although State Senator Sandra Day O’Connor and … Continue reading

July 19, 2019

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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.