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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

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End Citizen's United. Get money out of politics.

End Citizen’s United. Get money out of politics.

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) and allies have been working to overturn Citizens United, the dubious Supreme Court decision that opened the floodgates to let special interest money dominate and corrupt our elections.

Senate Joint Resolution 19 (SJ Res 19) seeks to overturn Citizens United by initiating the Constitutional Amendment process. The proposed amendment would restore the ability to regulate money in our elections.

Thursday, July 10, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on whether or not to send SJ Res 19 onward for a vote before the full Senate. This promises to be an historic breakthrough!

There are four things you can do starting today to help this national coalition effort succeed. 

1. Call both of your Senators today at 866-937-7983 and ask them to cosponsor SJ Res 19, if they haven’t already (full details below).

2. Contact PDA Co-Executive Director Conor Boylan at Conor@pdamerica.org to plan an Educate Congress letter drop at your local House member’s and / or Senators’ offices. Also see PDA’s letter drop page.

3. Click here to join our social media Thunderclap to send our message to 100,000s, even millions of activists on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and more!

4. Contact Mike “Phone Guy” Fox at MikeFox@pdamerica.org to join the PDA phone team making quick, easy calls from your own home to follow up on our Educate Congress campaign and to help elect progressives to Congress.

Call both your Senators now at 866-937-7983 and urge them to cosponsor SJ Res 19, if they haven’t already. All of us must speak out and make ourselves heard now! Billionaire bullies like Sheldon Adelson and the Koch Brothers don’t want free and fair elections. They prefer the one-dollar one-vote monstrosity the Supreme Court unleashed.

The new amendment would empower We the People to effectively petition our government officials. We could urge them to pass laws ending corporate spending on elections and limiting runaway election spending. We could ultimately adopt small-donor and public campaign financing–PDA’s goals since our founding 10 years ago. Call your U.S. Senators today at 866-937-7983 and ask them to cosponsor SJ Res 19. Then please use this link to tell the coalition how the call went.


Conor, Andrea, Kimberly, Mike H, Judy, Jeanne, Mike F, Janis and Deb
Your PDA National Team

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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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