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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Rep. Powers Hannley: 2017 Legislative Report Card (video)

In 2016, I ran for the Arizona House on a platform of economic reform, equality, and tackling the opioid epidemic. I stood up to big-money politics and ran as a … Continue reading

October 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Labor Day Picnic on Sept 4: Come On Down!

Come and join Jim and I at the Powers For The People booth at the Pima Area Labor Federation’s Annual Labor Day Picnic on Monday, September 4 at Reid Park. … Continue reading

September 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Phoenix Anti-Hate Rally Draws 1000s: Video the News Didn’t Show You (video)

On August 11, a white supremacist protest against removal of a Confederate monument in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent, and a young woman, who was a counter-protester, was killed. This sparked … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

July LD9 Constituent Update: News & Upcoming Events

It may be hot on the sidewalks of the Old Pueblo, but that doesn’t stop Tucsonans from getting together for community events. Since the Arizona Legislature ended its session in … Continue reading

July 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dem Statewide Meeting: ‘We Can Win with a Progressive Message’

I have been back in Tucson for two weeks now, and it’s been a fun whirlwind of visits, phone calls, and events with Tucson friends and family, LD9 constituents, fellow … Continue reading

June 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Legislative Whirlwind Begins: Tours & Meetings, Oh, My! (Part 1)

Since Dec. 1, newly elected members of the Arizona House have received a whirlwind of invitations for meetings, trainings, luncheons, dinners, tours, coffees, workshops, receptions, BBQs, caucus meetings, briefings, orientations– … Continue reading

January 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bernie, Donald & Me: Beyond the Victory on Nov 8

At 5 a.m. on Nov. 9, 2016, I had an existential crisis. How could a progressive candidate like me win election on the same day as Donald Trump? The LD9 … Continue reading

December 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pamela Powers Hannley: Voice of the People (video)

For more than a year now, I have been running for the Legislature to serve Legislative District 9 in the Arizona House. Along the campaign trail, I have met 1000s … Continue reading

November 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

What Is Our Goal for Education in Arizona? (video)

Funding for education at all levels — but particularly for k-12 public education — has been a HOT button issue in Arizona since Governor Jan Brewer and her henchman, ousted … Continue reading

October 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fun with Campaign Finance: Questions for Ana

All three of my opponents spent $1000s on consultants leading up to the primary on August 30, 2016. According to the Secretary of State’s Campaign Finance Database, Ana Henderson, the … Continue reading

September 7, 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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