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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

With Massive Tax Cuts from Feds, Big Corps Don’t Need AZ Tax Giveaways (video)

Vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin called herself a “Mama Grizzly” because she said she would fight like a Mama Grizzly to protect her children. Although “Mama Grizzly” was a catchy … Continue reading

December 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Economic Inequality, Access to Care & Workforce Development: A Progressive Roadmap (video)

On December 4, 2017, I gave a talk on economic inequality at the Democrats of Greater Tucson Luncheon. This is the text of that speech. Economist Dean Baker, of the Center for … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Inequality, Access to Care & Workforce Development: Legislative Update at DGT, Dec 4

Economic Inequality, Access to Care & Workforce Development will be the focus of my Legislative update at the Democrats of Greater Tucson Meeting on Monday, December 4. Come on down … Continue reading

December 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Legislative Whirlwind Part 2: ADEQ Gas Tank Removal in Phoenix

Did you ever wonder what happens to the storage tanks when a gas station closes? In Arizona, taxpayers often fund removal of the tanks– not the companies that installed them. … Continue reading

January 4, 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

AZ Star Endorses Pamela Powers Hannley & Other News

LD9 incumbent Rep. Randy Friese and I met with representatives from the Arizona Daily Star a few weeks ago to share ideas and answer their questions. Traditionally, the Starmeets with … Continue reading

October 16, 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

Supporters Tell Why They’re Voting for Pamela Powers Hannley for House (video)

Supporters express different reasons for why they’re backing me in the Arizona House race for Legislative District 9. Some people have known me for many years and trust my judgment. … Continue reading

July 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

Arizona Workers Deserve a Living Wage & a Lot More (video)

Far too many good-paying, full-time jobs disappeared when Wall Street crashed our economy back in 2009. Unfortunately, these jobs were replaced with part-time, low-wage, no-benefits jobs in the gig economy. … Continue reading

June 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

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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