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

Cathi Herrod, Goldwater Institute, & AZ Taxpayer PAC Spread Medicaid Lies on Twitter

While following the ongoing #HobbyLobby Twitter storm recently, I bumped into several Tweets by the Arizona Taxpayer Action Committee. (I have no idea how things like this get into my … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Will the Real John Huppenthal Please Stand Up?

Since Blog for Arizona broke the story, new insights into Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal’s secret life as an Internet troll continue to be revealed as bloggers and … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Huppenthal’s ‘Falcon9′ Comments Date Back to Election Day 2010

I must say that I was skeptical that an elected official could be as dumb as Thucydides, when Bob Lord first posed the question: “Do you think that blog troll … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

John Oliver Calls on Angry Internet Trolls to Save Net Neutrality (video)

It’s a sad state of affairs when a country that touts freedom of the press depends upon cable TV comedy shows to hear the real news. Recently, comedian John Oliver– formerly with The … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Who’s Your ‘Best Blog’? Blog for Arizona

The Tucson Weekly has been sponsoring its Best of Tucson contest since 1987. This year–for the first time ever– the contest not only gives you six ways to vote for the best pizza in … Continue reading

April 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Blog for Arizona Has New Look, Improved Functionality

Blog for Arizona— Arizona’s longest running and most prolific political blog– has transitioned into the modern era of mobile communication with a new look and greater functionality on Word Press. … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · 3 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.