Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Doug Ducey Disses Tucson with 3 Debate Cancellations

ICYMI, there was a gubernatorial debate between Democrat Fred DuVal, Tea Party Republican Doug Ducey, and Libertatian Barry Hess last night in Tucson. What? You tried to find the debate … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

2010 Arizona Tea Party Dream Team: 4 Down, 1 to Go

Oh, boo, hoo. The Blog for Arizona commenters think I am being too tough on poor millionaire GOP gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey. Let’s not forget that Ducey– along with fellow Teapublicans … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ducey Side Steps Tea Party & Bails on Rally with Palin & d’Souza

Republican Doug Ducey won his party’s nomination for governor last week with dark money from out of state, $3 million of his own cash, and a full Tea Party platform— … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Top 10 Reasons Doug Ducey Is Too Extreme for Arizona Voters

After seven months of mud-slinging in a six-way primary race that looked like a remake of Lord of the Flies, multi-millionaire ice cream mogul Doug Ducey has won the Arizona Republican … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · 8 Comments

UPDATE: Guatemalan Children Get Six-Month Reprieve on Deportation

Yesterday, I juxtaposed three immigration stories in my post— the sad news about the murder of 5-10 Honduran refugee children that the US deported recently, the plight of a young … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Disgraceful: Some Deported Refugee Children Already Dead

Thousands of refugee children have been fleeing violence and poverty in Central America for almost a year now. Until all Hell broke loose in Ferguson, Missouri last week, the refugee … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

‘Uncovering the Truth’: Day Laborer Network Leaders Travel to El Salvador

Leaders from the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), faith leaders, and academics are in El Salvador to assess the situation and determine why thousands of Central American children are … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Refugee Supporters & Anti-Immigrant Protesters Face Off in Oracle (Images)

Demonstrators with dueling banners and ideologies lined the roads of rural Oracle, Arizona on Tuesday awaiting the arrival of 40-60 child refugees. An estimated 150 protesters, dozens of law enforcement … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jon Stewart Answers Those who Hate Child Refugees: ‘What the F*&k Is Wrong with You?’

For the haters who think children should be sent back to the dangerous and violent lands they fled. I offer Jon Stewart’s “Immigration Reform Crisis: Kids Edition.”

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Arizona Rednecks Plan Murrieta-Style Ugly American Protest in Oracle, AZ

5 UPDATEs at the end. Two Oracle facilities may be sheltering unaccompanied migrant children soon– one in midtown Tucson at Oracle and Drachman and one tucked into the Catalina Mountains … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · 26 Comments

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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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