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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

US House Says ‘Yes’ to Wall Street #Welfare in Highway Bill

In one of his first acts as Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan oversaw doling out $17 million in corporate welfare to Wall Street banks. How did he … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

#TPP, #TTIP & #TiSA: Global Secret Trade Deals Will Make Government Irrelevant

Since 2013, WikiLeaks has been releasing successive chapters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Without Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, the citizens of the world would know nothing about the future that multinational … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

US Ordered to Change Consumer-Protection Law: WTO Decision Foreshadows How Bad #TPP Would Be (video)

For a sovereign country, the most dangerous section of the secret “free” trade deal known as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the one that allows corporations to sue countries over … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Who Knew? Countries that Make Stuff Are Better Off than Countries that Play the Market

Those Germans. First they win the World Cup, and now they’re ranked #1 in trade. Germany has a trade surplus of $257 billion (a sign of a truly robust economy.) … Continue reading

July 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

AZ Star Perpetuates ‘Ethan Orr Is a Moderate’ Myth

In today’s Arizona Daily Star, columnist Tim Steller chides the Pima County Democratic Party for trying to take down “moderate” Republican LD9 Legislator Ethan Orr. First of all, a quick … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · 5 Comments

MoveOn Members Blast Blue Dogs Sinema & Kirkpatirck for Obamacare Vote (video)

MoveOn.org members have launched petitions against 14 Democrats– including Arizona’s Congresswomen Kyrsten Sinema and Ann Kirkpatrick– for siding with Republicans in their vote to delay implementation of the Affordable Care … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

From DC to Texas: Men Behaving Badly (video)

From the failure of the Farm Bill to the ups and downs of Immigration Reform to last-minute, late night anti-abortion bills— it’s been a wild ride lately. And, the craziness … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · 5 Comments

John Nichols: US Needs 3 Constitutional Amendments to Save Our Democracy (video)

One hundred years ago, at the dawn of the last American Progressive Era, the United States was a very different place– a place of inequality, discrimination, and wealth disparity, author … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Google Is Killing Google Reader as of July 1: Now What?

Corporate giants work in mysterious ways. A case in point is Google’s decision to abruptly end its popular Google Reader service, which allows users to get “feeds” from their favorite … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Is It Worth It? $30 Billion to Buy Immigration Reform Votes of ‘Nativists & Racists’

The lamestream media is all a-flutter with the latest Congressional grand bargain story. Two Republican Senators– Bob Corker and John Hoeven– have struck a deal with the infamous “Gang of … Continue reading

June 22, 2013 · 4 Comments

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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