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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

#LD9 Debate Reveals Clear Choices Between Dem & GOP Candidates

Rep. Randy Friese, Pamela Powers Hannley (me) and Ana Henderson– the three candidates for the two Legislative District 9 seats in the Arizona House– faced off on Friday night in … Continue reading

October 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

What Is Our Goal for Education in Arizona? (video)

Funding for education at all levels — but particularly for k-12 public education — has been a HOT button issue in Arizona since Governor Jan Brewer and her henchman, ousted … Continue reading

October 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

I Won! (video)

Tuesday night– primary night– was thrilling. Jim and I attended the Pima Democratic Party Unity Party at Brother John’s Beer, Burbon & BBQ. Once Jim entered the place and smelled … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

John Nichols on Money in Politics: $10 Billion in Political Ads in 2012 (video)

One issue that unites millions of voters is  their disgust for big-money politics and their hatred of misleading, negative political advertising. When I go door-to-door with my campaign flier, I … Continue reading

July 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Abortion Access & Domestic Violence: #SCOTUS Delivers 2 Big ‘Wins’ for Women (video)

The Supreme Court is in the midst of its 2016 decision season, when legal cases that have been winding their way through the system for years have their big day. … Continue reading

June 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Time for Planting: Lack of Dust Control on I-10 Is Hazardous (video)

Every time I drive to Phoenix on a windy day, I get a little bit nervous. It’s a familiar scenario: Trees are swaying, tumbleweeds are bouncing around the barren land, … Continue reading

June 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

‘Blogging the Campaign’ at PowersForThePeople.net

As you know by now, I am a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 (midtown Tucson and up into the Foothills). I have been cross-posting some posts … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Transitions for the New Year: I’m ‘In It To Win It’

The beginning of a New Year is often a time for transitions. On Monday, January 4, 2016, I will make a major life transition as I step down from my … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Powers for the People: Pamela Powers Hannley Seeks LD9 House Seat

Yes, indeed, as has been hinted on this blog, I am running for the Arizona House to serve Legislative District 9. No, I don’t need a psychiatric evaluation. I’m running … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sanders Covers Wide-Ranging Topics in Tucson #ICYMI (video)

I wasn’t prepared for Bernie Sanders’ 90-minute lallopalooza in Tucson on October 9, 2015. Besides logistical issues, like not having a spare camera battery and running out of juice, wearing … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

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.

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Three meetings this morning in my office. Here I am with LD9 representatives from the National Federation of the Blind. They educated me regarding website accessibility issues. Technology has improved accessibility in some areas but not in others. #azleg