Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

‘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

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

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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At the #PRSA digital communication workshop today, Joshua Surridge from #canyonranch was a presenter. I was lucky enough to win a week at Canyon Ranch in 2001. It changed my life and helped me escape my family history of diabetes. For many years, I drove around town with Canyon Ranch’s “Don’t Postpone Joy” bumper sticker on my car. #tucson #spa #wellness #healthylifestyle