Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Why I Support Paid Sick Leave

Tucson City Councilwoman Regina Romero is leading the charge to require local businesses to provide paid sick leave for employees. As someone who has been in management for more than … Continue reading

January 13, 2016

Tucson Then & Now: How Far Have We Come in 35 Years? (video)

Tucson was a happening place back in 1981 when I moved here. Earthquakes in California and blizzards in the Midwest had prompted waves of migration to the sun belt. The … Continue reading

January 5, 2016

Feminism, Socialism, Hillary, & Bernie

While many American progressives swoon over Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders’ laundry list of economic reforms– like free college education, taxing the rich, and redistributing the wealth– others support the progressive … Continue reading

October 21, 2015

$10.75/hour Median Wage? It’s Time to Break the Low-Wage Cycle in Tucson (video)

Last Wednesday was Women’s Equality Day, in commemoration of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in 1920.  In commemoration, the Tucson Weekly’s Maria Ines Taracena … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · 3 Comments

Fast Food Workers #FightFor15 & Strike Today Nationwide

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has organized another fast food strike today, December 4 in Tucson and around the country. This is the third nationwide fast food strike in a … Continue reading

December 4, 2014

Republicans Have a Problem with Women (video)

The Republican Party doesn’t realize what all husbands know: Women have legendary memories. We know where your socks are, and we know who our friends are. The Party of NO– … Continue reading

November 4, 2014

Fact Check: McSally ‘Equality’ Ad & Website Reveal Flip-flopping

When Congressional candidate Martha McSally ran for Congress in 2012, she was full Tea Party: militarize the border protect the military industrial complex fight for big business and small government … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

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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.