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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

#LD9 Voters – Can’t Decide How to Vote? Watch the Debate (video)

The Arizona Clean Elections Commission recently hosted a debate between the three candidates vying for two seats in the Arizona House: Democrats Rep. Randy Friese and Pamela Powers Hannley (me) … Continue reading

November 2, 2016 · 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

Abortion Access & Domestic Violence: #SCOTUS Delivers 2 Big ‘Wins’ for Women (video)

The Supreme Court is in the midst of its 2016 decision season, when legal cases that have been winding their way through the system for years have their big day. … Continue reading

June 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Public Banking & the Nonpartisan League: Is It Time for a Financial Revolution?

During this political season, we have heard a lot about too-big-to-fail banks, corporate greed, politicians on the take, bad trade deals, inequality and … starting a revolution to save the … Continue reading

June 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

‘Girls Just Want Equal Funds’ (video)

You know your cause has hit the big time when there’s a music video. In this video from The Late Late Show, Cyndi Lauper and James Cordon sing Girls Just … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Broadway Widening: Comment Deadline, Flash Mob & Council Vote

The Broadway widening project is bumping up against yet another deadline and vote at the Mayor and Council Meeting– this time on April 19. In advance of Tuesday’s vote the … Continue reading

April 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

$500 Billion: Gender Pay Gap Is Bigger than You ThinK

It is a well known fact that in the US women– regardless of economic status– are paid less than men. Gender pay gap is real. Overall, women make 78 cents for every … Continue reading

April 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Broadway Widening… Again! How Many Times Do the People Have to Say ‘NO!’

Remember all of those public meetings in which the citizens of Tucson said they don’t want Broadway Blvd turned into a massive eight-lane highway? Or how many times we said … Continue reading

April 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

Sexism in America: Peggy Olson, Hillary Clinton, Mom & Me

Beyond the booze, the babes, the cool, retro clothes, and the slick mid-century modern Madison Avenue backdrop,  AMC’s Mad Men is a story about office work and sexism at the dawn … Continue reading

March 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

What Wall Street Costs America: Say ‘No’ to Wall Street Fees with Public Banking

The cornerstone of my economic reform ideas is establishment of public banking at the state, county, and/or municipal levels. In a nutshell, public banking advocates believe that austerity is a … Continue reading

March 8, 2016 · 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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Thanks to my wonderful supporters from the Oro Valley Democrats Club for the Valentine's Day card. The number of friends who signed the card is heart warming. It is in my office with my kitty cat collection. #azleg #tucson #demslead