Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Time for Planting: Lack of Dust Control on I-10 Is Hazardous (video)

Every time I drive to Phoenix on a windy day, I get a little bit nervous. It’s a familiar scenario: Trees are swaying, tumbleweeds are bouncing around the barren land, … Continue reading

June 6, 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

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

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

#TPP Is ‘Worse Than We Thought’: Text Finally Public

Yesterday the text of the multi-national “free trade” agreement– the long-awaited Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — was released to the public. This start the 90-day review period before President Barack Obama can … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pima County Voters Revolt Against Bond Debt & Higher Taxes (video)

The surprise upset in yesterday’s Pima County election was the total defeat of the 99-project, $816 million, 27-year Pima County Bond Issue package. Tucson’s 1%, who bankrolled the Yes on Pima … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sanders Covers Wide-Ranging Topics in Tucson #ICYMI (video)

I wasn’t prepared for Bernie Sanders’ 90-minute lallopalooza in Tucson on October 9, 2015. Besides logistical issues, like not having a spare camera battery and running out of juice, wearing … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Oak Flat: Kirkpatrick Stands with McCain, Flake, Gosar, Salmon, Schweikert & Franks (video)

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a man revered in my household when I was a child, made a promise to the San Carlos Apache back in the 1955 that there would … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Who Won the Dem Debate? Hillary Clinton! (video)

I’m a progressive, but I’m a progressive who likes to get things done. I know how to find common ground, but I know how to stand my ground. – Hillary … Continue reading

October 15, 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.

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