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.
Arizonans for New Economy co-directors Jim Hannley and Pamela Powers Hannley with UA Tech Park VP Bruce Wright.
Congressman Ron Barber and Pamela Powers Hannley at Cyclovia
In the 1980s, the Tucson Weekly called Tucson the “Baked Apple”.
PDA Tucson Coordinator Jim Hannley speaks against both the crowd management ordinance and the urban camping ban at the City Council meeting.
A giant poet’s head made up of stainless steel letters marks the stop near the UA Poetry Center.
Ironically, I posted this blog post on the anniversary of this election on June 19. 1970ish.
Pamela Powers Hannley, Progressive Democrat for Arizona House, LD9
Governor Ducey had proposed increasing prison beds and funding, while cutting education. Protesters took issue with that short-sighted idea.
Protesters hand deliver symbolic big check from corporate American to McCain.
A homeless man sleeps in the shadow of corporate America.
Protesting cuts to education
Martin Luther King, Jr. march.
PDA members, including Advisory Board Chair Mimi Kennedy, protested food stamp cuts in front of Congressman Henry Waxman’s office.
Occupy encampment in Armory Park– before it was cleared out in the middle of the night by Tucson Police.
Protesting migrant deaths in the Arizona desert.
We are the 99%.
Safe Park, downtown Tucson
I have a background in research. Help me build Tucson’s tech industry and grow our own local businesses.
The Oberlin Rescuers outside of the Cuyahoga County Jail.
Protesting anti-woman laws at the Arizona state capitol.
John Nichols of ‘The Nation’ addressed progressives and unionists at a Tucson event.
Jobs with Justice marching with Occupy Tucson in support of postal workers.
This is a broken sink in the Ladies’ Room at the Arizona State Building in downtown Tucson. One of the elevators also was broken. It’s time to fix Arizona government.