Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

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

Imagine Greater Tucson: Midtown ‘Community Conversation’ Reveals Consensus

Over the years, Tucson has had no lack of planning, but building consensus and getting projects off the ground has been an issue (1, 2, 3, 4). Tucson’s newest planning … Continue reading

December 1, 2010 · 11 Comments

Move your money– before the mega-banks steal it

Earlier this year, Ariana Huffington and other liberals started a nationwide campaign urging Americans to move their money from mega-banks like Citibank and Bank of America to local banks and … Continue reading

October 20, 2010 · 3 Comments

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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.