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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

John Nichols on Money in Politics: $10 Billion in Political Ads in 2012 (video)

One issue that unites millions of voters is  their disgust for big-money politics and their hatred of misleading, negative political advertising. When I go door-to-door with my campaign flier, I … Continue reading

July 31, 2016

CD2 Candidates: Where Do Barber & McSally Stand on the Issues?

Progressives have their hair on fire regarding Congressman Ron Barber’s (and Kyrsten Sinema’s) recent votes to help Teapublicans in the House of Representatives create a Congressional  witch hunt committee to re-investigate the the terrorist attack in … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · 2 Comments

Anti-Choice ‘Onslaught’: GOP-Led State Legislatures Debate 300 Bills to Restrict Abortion Access (video)

Words like “onslaught,” “unprecedented,” “extremist,” “dangerous,” “unconstitutional,” “medically unnecessary,” “unscientific,” and “draconian” have been used to describe the Republican Party’s nationwide push to limit women’s healthcare, stop women from choosing … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · 10 Comments

Sinema Touts Bipartisanship: Is It Really a Good Strategy for Democrats? (video)

Bipartisanship is a popular buzz word in some political circles. Republicans use the call for “bipartisan solutions” to strong-arm Democrats into voting for bad ideas (like increased militarization and drone … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · 6 Comments

PDA at the Inaugural Peace Ball (video)

No, this is not a picture of the Peace Ball. I was just trying to get your attention. That’s Barack and Michelle, of course. After the jump, check out Loneprotestor’s video of … Continue reading

January 25, 2013

Code Pink flash mob: ‘Arms are for hugging’ (video)

  You’ve gotten hand it to Code Pink. They’re everywhere (1, 2, 3) protesting for peace and an end to corporate domination of our country. Check out the video of their flash mob protest over … Continue reading

January 24, 2013

Immigration Reform questions for Obama from the National Day Laborer Organizing Network

Good questions from the National Day Laborer Organizing Network… Key Questions for the White House on Immigration Reform 1.  It is widely reported that the Obama administration has deported unprecedented numbers of immigrants, … Continue reading

January 22, 2013

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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.