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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

‘SPINtervention’: Frame yourself or get framed

drinking liberallyWe live in a world flooded with fact-free spin.

Faux News started it.

The astroturf Tea Party used it to rise to power.

And billions of dollars from the Kochtopus are being spent to perfect it, with the goal of solidifying corporate control over our government.

Don’t be depressed. Come hear Andrea “Connect the Dots Lady” Witte talk about spin and messaging tonight (March 26) at Drinking Liberally Tucson.

Witte explains complex issues– like healthcare reform or the federal deficit– by combining easy-to-understand graphics with facts and witty commentary. I’ve heard her speak on multiple topics, and she’s always entertaining and informative. Be prepared for some “ah-ha” moments. Event information in the BfAZ calendar here. Schmoozing begins at 6 p.m. on The Shanty’s patio, talk at 7 p.m.


This entry was posted on March 26, 2014 by in Capitalism, democracy, Elections, Free Speech, Media, Politicians, Politics, Tucson and tagged , , .

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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.

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