Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Will the Real John Huppenthal Please Stand Up?

Since Blog for Arizona broke the story, new insights into Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal’s secret life as an Internet troll continue to be revealed as bloggers and … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Huppenthal’s ‘Falcon9′ Comments Date Back to Election Day 2010

I must say that I was skeptical that an elected official could be as dumb as Thucydides, when Bob Lord first posed the question: “Do you think that blog troll … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tired of Russell Pearce? Participate in the recall effort!

      Citizens for a Better Arizona is sponsoring a Recall Pearce canvas operation in Mesa on Saturday, March 5. Tucson activists– including Tucson’s Chapter of Progressive Democrats of … Continue reading

March 3, 2011 · 7 Comments

AZ Death Panel Decision: 95 transplant patients, 90,000 babies, or 250,000 adults?

Arizona Governor Hard-Hearted Hattie… oops… Jan Brewer gained national attention last fall when she dropped 97 people who had been eligible for transplants under the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment … Continue reading

February 28, 2011 · 4 Comments

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

Republicans declare war on women: So, what else is new?

Even though federally-funded abortions have been illegal in the US for more than 30 years, conservative Republicans campaigned on this issue during 2010. (Of course, we all know Republicans don’t … Continue reading

February 16, 2011 · 43 Comments

Update on proposed 300% medical marijuana tax

Wednesday evening, I posted a story about the proposed 300% tax on medical marijuana, which blew up in the Citizen comments section and on state representatives’ facebook pages over night. … Continue reading

January 27, 2011 · 25 Comments

Did Scalia and Thomas have a conflict of interest in the Citizens United campaign finance case? (video)

One year ago today, the US Supreme Court blew the doors off campaign finance reform with their decision on the landmark Citizens United vs Federal Election Commission. The Supreme Court … Continue reading

January 21, 2011 · 1 Comment

What happened to the War on Poverty? Is the US marching backward?

With the remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy and the passing of Sargent Shriver, a foot soldier in the War on Poverty, this week, I have been read about … Continue reading

January 19, 2011 · 7 Comments

Giffords shooting rocks democrats at Pima County reorganization meeting (video)

News of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ shooting rocked the Pima County Democratic Party’s reorganization meeting today in Tucson. A Facebook post from the Three Sonorans sent shockwaves through the Democrats’ media … Continue reading

January 8, 2011 · 3 Comments

About

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.

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