Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

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

Pamela Powers Hannley on the Bill Buckmaster Show

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of joining veteran Tucson Newscaster Bill Buckmaster on his KVOI radio show. Like newsman Jim Nintzel, Buckmaster is interviewing all of the candidates … Continue reading

July 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

DuVal: Consider Public Banking to Heal Arizona’s Economy (video)

Both gubernatorial candidates agree that Arizona’s economy is not performing well, but they don’t agree on what to do about it. Republican candidate Doug Ducey likes to ask audiences how … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

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

Wind Dancer Design on TPAC Open Studio Tour (Shameless Self-Promotion)

This weekend, Nov. 9-10, is the 26th Annual Tucson Pima Arts Council Open Studio Tour. More than 240 local artists, scattered all over Pima County, will open their art studios … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

World of Beer Brings More Beer to Downtown Tucson. A Perfect Storm?

A World of Beer franchise will be opening on the ground floor of The Cadence, that giant, six-story, white student housing complex rising from the old dirt lot next to … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

‘Thinkers of Tucson’ offer job creation ideas

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. Mahatma Gandhi Job creation and economic development in Tucson (and many other cities) has … Continue reading

November 22, 2011 · 5 Comments

Spending Labor Day with Republicans: An educational experience for all

Labor Day 2011 in Tucson was a blend of old fashioned games and old fashioned politics. As a volunteer with the Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) booth, my job was … Continue reading

September 6, 2011 · 5 Comments

Beer Wars: Free market only works when capitalists make profits. When profits are in peril, they want government help

Tucson’s weather has been absolutely gorgeous lately, but we all know what’s coming in a few short months… summer! One of the hallmarks of springtime in Tucson is the 4th … Continue reading

March 10, 2011 · 5 Comments

County considers $40 million in corporate welfare for Raytheon

Raytheon– like so many other multi-national corporations– is trying to hold our local government hostage in exchange for corporate welfare. “Give us money, land, and tax breaks and rework your … Continue reading

December 10, 2010 · 19 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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