Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Proposed Tucson Ordinances Spark Calls for Protest & Attendance at March 17 City Council Meeting

If your first amendment rights are important to you, you should start watching the Tucson City Council agendas very closely. Embarrassed by the Safe Park quagmire and the subsequent scolding … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Broadway Coalition Calls for Sustainable Expansion that Protects Businesses & History

The Broadway Coalition, a tireless group of Tucsonans who has been calling for reasoned expansion of Broadway Blvd., has issued an urgent call to action. If you don’t want to waste … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · 3 Comments

Bishop Kicanas Calls for Community Meeting on Homeless

Bishop Kicanas of the Diocese of Tucson has called for a second public meeting to discuss homeless in Tucson. Here is the information about tomorrow’s meeting. Background Information… Tuesday, March … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Close the Meth Lab of Democracy: Vote Blue Today

It’s time for Arizona to stop being the brunt of jokes on Comedy Central and time to close the Meth Lab of Democracy. Meth– like dark money from the Koch Brothers, … Continue reading

November 4, 2014

Tucson Loves the Streetcar: 60,000 Ride in First 3 Days (images)

Tucsonans celebrated the debut of the modern streetcar in a BIG way this past weekend– by riding it en masse. Following multiple ribbon-cutting ceremonies along the route on Friday, July … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Winos’ Guide to the Tucson Beer District

Tucson has many new bars and restaurants along the modern street car route, but unfortunately, many of them are dedicated to beer. I hate beer. I don’t care how trendy … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · 4 Comments

4 Lanes? 6 Lanes? 100 Ft? How Wide Should Broadway Blvd Be?

Back in 2006, Pima County voters approved the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and a 20-year plan to improve or create roads, bridges, bike paths, bus pullouts, and more. Hundreds of projects have … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

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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.