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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

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

Can Republicans Really Cut $100 Billion from the US Budget?

Republicans who rode the Tea Party’s coat tails into office in 2010 are vowing to cut $100 billion from domestic spending, but can they really do it? According to the … Continue reading

January 5, 2011 · 1 Comment

Medical marijuana: City of Mesa clears way for new ‘Mormon Trail’

Back in the early 1980s, I interviewed an old rancher who lived in Dragoon, Arizona for a feature story about rural Cochise County. His 1800s stone ranch house was decorated … Continue reading

December 11, 2010 · 10 Comments

Does somebody need to have their credit cards cut up? Congress, I’m looking at you (video)

For all the yammering about fiscal responsibility (particularly from Republicans) during the recent election, I was shocked to open the newspaper this morning and see this headline: Obama, GOP agree: … Continue reading

December 7, 2010 · 2 Comments

Medical marijuana: Is Arizona a ‘nanny state’ or a ‘free market’ state?

Arizona bureaucrats are wringing their hands over the implementation of Prop 203– the medical marijuana law that voters approved in November 2010. The roadblocks that bureaucrats like Pima County Attorney … Continue reading

December 6, 2010 · 26 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.