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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

With Massive Tax Cuts from Feds, Big Corps Don’t Need AZ Tax Giveaways (video)

Vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin called herself a “Mama Grizzly” because she said she would fight like a Mama Grizzly to protect her children. Although “Mama Grizzly” was a catchy … Continue reading

December 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sept 2017 LD9 Constituent Update: News & Events

My September update to constituents featured my Legislative Report card, which I expanded on in this blog post.  Since September was so full of events, I decided to publish the update … Continue reading

October 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Know Your Candidates before You Vote

Residents of Legislative District 9 have a clear choice for Arizona House. Two Democrats Rep. Randy Friese and Pamela Powers Hannley are running against Tea Party candidate Ana Henderson. The … Continue reading

November 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Who Is Ana Henderson? (video)

Matt Heinz, Brian Bickel, and I have something in common. We’re all running against Republican women who are running stealth campaigns and hiding their opinions from the voters. Heinz is … Continue reading

October 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Yes! I Qualified for Clean Elections Funds! (video)

Yesterday, I received my official notice that my $5 Clean Elections Qualifying Contributions had passed muster. In other words, the Pima County Recorder’s office has reviewed my 277 $5 contributions … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

#PowersForThePeople Signatures & $5s Submitted May 27

After five house parties, nine days of library tabling, regular canvassing on our bikes, dozens of meetings, soirees, and dinners, and several community events– like Labor Day, Pride in the … Continue reading

June 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

#PowersForThePeople Team #CyclingForChange in the AZ Legislature at #Cyclovia

Although Cyclovia got a little soggy this year, the #PowersForThePeople #CyclingForChange team was undeterred. Six of us decorated our bikes with “Cycling for Change in the Arizona Legislature” and “Powers … Continue reading

April 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pima County Supes Give LD9 Appointment to the Men

Today, the Pima County Board of Supervisors gave the LD9 seat recently vacated by Rep. Victoria Steele to one of the male candidates whose name was put forward. Three names … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tucson Then & Now: How Far Have We Come in 35 Years? (video)

Tucson was a happening place back in 1981 when I moved here. Earthquakes in California and blizzards in the Midwest had prompted waves of migration to the sun belt. The … Continue reading

January 5, 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

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.