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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

#StopThief Fair Tax Forum: It’s Time to Review Corp Tax Giveaways (video)

#RedForEd lifted the veil from our eyes and put the issue of corporate tax giveaways front and center in the fight to restore public education funding in Arizona. As many … Continue reading

August 3, 2018

Majority of Democrats Vote for Progressive Caucus People’s Budget (video)

Each year, during the Congressional budgeting process, multiple budgets are proposed in the US House of Representatives. If you’re lucky, you might hear about the Republican budget from the mainstream … Continue reading

March 25, 2015

PDA National Director Tim Carpenter Dies: Progressives Push ‘Forward’

The New Progressive Era lost a giant with the passing of Tim Carpenter on Monday, following a protracted battle with cancer. As co-founder and National Director of Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), Tim was … Continue reading

April 29, 2014

Self-Actualization, White People Problems, & the War on the Poor

As one year comes to a close and another begins, people often look back at events to reflect and perhaps resolve to improve their lives or change their behaviors in … Continue reading

December 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Arizona Democratic Party Shows Its Progressive Side at State Committee Meeting

Progressive voices were heard loud and clear at Saturday’s Arizona Democratic Party (ADP) State Committee Meeting in Maricopa, Arizona. Unlike some past ADP meetings where progressives were ignored or where … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

UPDATED: Monthly Progressive Roundtables Give PDA Members a ‘Seat at the Table’ (video)

UPDATE: This article was picked up by the national publication In These Times and by the Daily Kos Progressive Blog Round-up (from Blog for Arizona). Check out the In These Times version for more details: Knights … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

In Light of Local Poverty, Tucson Needs Creative Direction & Progressive Economic Ideas

Business friendly? Tucson’s been there, done that, … and got the t-shirt at Goodwill. As former City Councilwoman Molly McKasson said, we put all of our eggs in the development … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · 10 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.