Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

PDA Calls on Members to Fight Against Food Stamp Cuts

Earlier today, I posted a story about Republicans’ draconian and racist amendment to the Farm Bill that would deny food stamp benefits for ex-convicts– for the rest of their lives. … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 9 Comments

‘Life or Debt’: Dr. Danny on the Cost of Care (video)

More people in the US go bankrupt because of medical bills than for any other reason. Even in Massachusetts— where they have Romneycare (the model for Obamacare)– peoplewith health insurance are going bankrupt … Continue reading

March 28, 2013

Arizona Dems Split on ‘Back to Work’ Budget Vote

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013, the US House of Representatives voted on a series of amendments to the Republican Majority Budget, penned by Rep. Paul Ryan. The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) amendment, dubbed … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Tucson Progressives & Democrats Back the ‘Back to Work’ Budget

The following commentary about the current budget battles in DC was submitted to the Arizona Daily Star for publication. Since the Star chooses to primarily publicize Republican budget plans– and no other ideas, including … Continue reading

March 20, 2013

Budget Battle: Can the Rich Afford to Pay Higher Taxes?

Since the Tea Party took over the House of Representatives after the disastrous 2010 election, you’d think the most pressing job facing the Congress was to lower taxes on the … Continue reading

March 19, 2013

Paul Ryan: Why Propose Stale Budget Policies We Voted Against in November?

Does Congressman Paul Ryan not realize that the Romney-Ryan ticket lost in November? And that President Barack Obama (who sounded like a progressive in the last days of the campaign) won … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Peace activist Medea Benjamin on drone warfare (video)

Traditionally, war is a messy business– all that blood, sweat, and tears– not to mention danger, death, destruction, dismembered bodies, human suffering, nightmares, guilt, wasted taxpayer dollars, mounting deficit spending… you … Continue reading

August 11, 2012 · 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.