Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

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

Liberals to Dems: Just Say ‘No’ to Cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid

In his recent talk in Tucson, John Nichols of The Nation warned against budget solutions proposed by the Fix the Debt Coalition, a group of 127 billionaires, “lesser millionaires,” and … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

Progressives Shut Out of Koch Brothers Medicaid Forum

Thanks to publicity on this blog, social media, and e-mail blasts, progressives and other Democrats came to the Americans for Prosperity “public forum” on Medicaid expansion last night at The Loft … Continue reading

March 8, 2013

Koch Brothers Organize to Stop Medicaid Expansion in Arizona, Nationwide

In recent months, a handful of Republican governors have softened their stances on Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Showing a bit of financial savvy and (dare I say) … Continue reading

March 6, 2013

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

Jobs with Justice Urges Tucsonans to Stand with Postal Workers on Hunger Strike (video)

A contingent of US Postal Service workers and supporters will go on a hunger strike beginning tomorrow, June 25, in Washington DC, to protest post office closures. Many post offices … Continue reading

June 24, 2012

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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.