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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Affordable Care Act Claims: PolitiFact Sorts Fact from Fiction

As the Republican Congressional circus continues, October 1– the federal budget deadline and the Affordable Care Act health exchange roll-out date– is fast approaching. Teapublican Senatorial crusaders Ted Cruz and … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

John Nichols: US Needs 3 Constitutional Amendments to Save Our Democracy (video)

One hundred years ago, at the dawn of the last American Progressive Era, the United States was a very different place– a place of inequality, discrimination, and wealth disparity, author … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 4 Comments

Misplaced Congressional Priorities: Pork for the Pentagon but Not for Children

During the Bush II Era, excessive deficit spending was no big deal for Republicans. Congressional Republicans like Mitch McConnell, Jon Kyl, John McCain, Jeff Flake, Lindsay Graham, and even current … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · 9 Comments

Poverty by the Numbers Report Reveals a Cruel Nation

As Republicans in Congress are poised to cut billions from the food stamp program, a new report about poverty in America reveals how many millions of Americans need social safety … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · 9 Comments

PDA to Congress: ‘Austerity Is Not an Option’

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) members visited more than 200 Congressional offices nationwide on May 15 with an urgent message for their representatives: “Austerity is not an option.” Over the … Continue reading

May 16, 2013

What Would Jesus Do? He’d Pay Unemployment for His Workers

HB2645, which was advanced by the Arizona Senate this week, would allow churches and religious schools to avoid paying unemployment tax for teachers and day care workers. Passed by the … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Ronstadt Transit Center: City, Developers Ponder Proverbial Political Football (video)

Anyone who has lived in Tucson long enough knows that the vitality of downtown has ebbed and flowed with the winds of politics and the fortunes of capitalism. Thanks to … Continue reading

April 10, 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.