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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Oak Flat: Kirkpatrick Stands with McCain, Flake, Gosar, Salmon, Schweikert & Franks (video)

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a man revered in my household when I was a child, made a promise to the San Carlos Apache back in the 1955 that there would … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pima County Bond Issue: ‘Web of Debt’ or Investment for the Future? (video)

In a month, Pima County voters will be asked to vote on a $816 million, seven-part bond issue that includes construction of multiple buildings and roads to benefit existing corporations … Continue reading

October 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Planned Parenthood Supporters Fight Back: Pink Out Day, Sept 29

Republicans in Congress have been yammering for weeks about shutting down the US government — again— rather than compromise on a budget. Since the Tea Party took over in 2010, … Continue reading

September 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Over-Policing of Marijuana Possession by Maricopa County Attorney & ASU

The case of Andre Maestas, a student at Arizona State University and a medical marijuana card holder, is a prime example of what’s wrong with Arizona’s drug enforcement policies and … Continue reading

September 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

$10.75/hour Median Wage? It’s Time to Break the Low-Wage Cycle in Tucson (video)

Last Wednesday was Women’s Equality Day, in commemoration of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in 1920.  In commemoration, the Tucson Weekly’s Maria Ines Taracena … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · 3 Comments

My Mom Was an Anchor Baby

Since Donald Trump has brought “anchor babies” back into the public eye, I decided to re-post this story that was originally published in October 20, 2010 on TucsonCitizen.com. Russell Pearce is … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

#1 Reason to Legalize Pot Is Humanitarian, Not Economic (video)

During the 2014 election season LD9 Rep. Ethan Orr caused a minor media stir when the Freshman Republican said he would“push” for marijuana legalization if re-elected to the Arizona Legislature … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · 3 Comments

Greek Financial Crisis: The Cruelty of Austerity & The Warning for US

Austerity means that people is [sic] expulsed of their homes. Austerity means that the social services don’t work anymore. Austerity means that public schools have not the elements, the means … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

UPDATED: Broadway Widening Redux: March 26 Meeting on ‘Community Alignment’

The beleaguered Citizens Task Force (CTF) of the Broadway Widening Project revolted at last week’s meeting and didn’t approve the city staff plan for widening Broadway Blvd. because it didn’t … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Majority of Democrats Vote for Progressive Caucus People’s Budget (video)

Each year, during the Congressional budgeting process, multiple budgets are proposed in the US House of Representatives. If you’re lucky, you might hear about the Republican budget from the mainstream … Continue reading

March 25, 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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