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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

With millions of Americans unemployed: Why doesn’t Congress care? (video)

One in six Americans is unemployed or underemployed, but– except for a few politicians like Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca)– Congress doesn’t care. In fact, the Republican-controlled US House of Representatives … Continue reading

March 18, 2011 · 9 Comments

GOP: Early warning systems? Who needs ’em? (video)

[tnivideo caption=”Japan Earthquake: Helicopter aerial view video of giant tsunami waves” credit=”RT”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3AdFjklR50[/tnivideo] In the wake of the horrific devastation in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami earlier this week, it’s … Continue reading

March 17, 2011 · 1 Comment

Koch whore caught in telephone sting by blogger (video)

[tnivideo caption=”Koch Whore: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker” credit=”TheBeastvideos”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBnSv3a6Nh4[/tnivideo] Union-busting Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was caught in a telephone sting. A blogger from the BuffaloBeast posed as David Koch (notorious right-philanthropist, … Continue reading

February 23, 2011 · 15 Comments

Care about educators like they care for your child: On Wisconsin! (video)

[tnivideo caption=”Wisconsin “Budget Repair Bill” Protest” credit=”Matthew Wisniewski”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5TmSNPpzkWc[/tnivideo] Estimates vary, but between 80,000-100,000 demonstrators protested against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s union-busting “Budget Repair Bill” on Saturday in Madison, Wisconsin. According … Continue reading

February 21, 2011 · 4 Comments

US media covers Middle East protests, while ignoring pro-union Wisconsin protests– until 30,000 showed up

[tnivideo caption=”Thousands protest anti-union bill” credit=”Associated Press”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AbeAcTiFFc&feature=player_embedded[/tnivideo] In the past week, the mainstream corporate media has been busily reporting on anti-government protesters in Egypt, Iran, and Yemen– while ignoring anti-government/pro-union … Continue reading

February 17, 2011 · 20 Comments

Despite public opinion, Republicans fight for the Limbaugh-Beck-Palin Tax Relief Plan (video)

Last week the US House of Representatives voted to extend the Bush Era tax cuts to poor and middle class but not to richest 2% of Americans. On Saturday, predictably, … Continue reading

December 5, 2010 · 5 Comments

Extension of tax cuts: To be or not to be? (video)

Should the budget-busting Bush Era tax cuts be extended or not? This question has dominated the news in the last few weeks. President Obama has said for months that the … Continue reading

December 3, 2010 · 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.