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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

How to eliminate the US budget deficit in a few easy steps

Fiscal responsibility and a balanced budget were two right wing rallying cries in the recent election. Repeatedly, Sarah Palin, Ruth McClung and other Mama Grizzlies offered the schmaltzy recommendation that … Continue reading

November 18, 2010 · 19 Comments

‘A bumper crop of psycho-talkers’

“We have a bumper crop of psycho-talkers running for office this year,” says Ed Schultz, lefty radio and TV personality. You got that right, Ed, especially here in the “meth … Continue reading

October 12, 2010

We want those 8 million jobs back

Don’t forget, Ed Schultz’s One Nation Working Together March is this Saturday, October 2, in Washington, DC. The Nation recently posted a great background piece– For Jobs, Justice, and Education. … Continue reading

September 28, 2010

Save the middle class: Big Ed wants you to march on DC

Ed Schultz, homespun radio progressive from Fargo, ND and now an MSNBC pundit, is organizing the One Nation March, to be held on October 2 at the Lincoln Memorial in … Continue reading

September 9, 2010

Passage of Healthcare Reform Brings Threats and Jubiliation

The passage of historic healthcare reform legislation on Sunday by the US House of Representatives brought a flood of threats from Republicans; racial/ethnic slurs and acts of terrorism against Democratic … Continue reading

March 24, 2010

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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.