Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

We elected Barack Obama to be the People’s President (video)

Today, President Barack Obama, our 44th president, started his second term. Last November, in overwhelming numbers, a diverse coalition of Americans said we want this black man to be our … Continue reading

January 21, 2013

Sonoran Alliance says ‘grassroots effort’ (not dark money) defeated Props 121 &204 (video)

Sonoran Alliance– a conservative mouthpiece– has reported that a “strong grassroots effort” by staunch Arizona conservatives defeated Proposition 121 (open primaries) and Proposition 204 (permanent 1 cent sales tax to … Continue reading

November 16, 2012

Cuevas and Stegeman Respond to MAS Protests at Their Homes (video)

TUSD board members released the following statement after Mexican American Studies (MAS) supportersdemonstrated in front of Mark Stegeman’s house and made unannounced visits to the homes of Miguel Cuevas and Michael Hicks. MIGUEL CUEVAS … Continue reading

July 31, 2012

Maricopa Hullabaloo: Can the Dems Beat Arpaio? (videos)

Maricopa County Democrats smell blood in the water. The notorious Sheriff Joe Arpaio is facing multiple legal battles– finally— and the Dems think that maybe… just maybe… they can oust him from the … Continue reading

July 30, 2012

Jim Hightower stumps for Grijalva in Tucson (video)

Progressive activist and humorist Jim Hightower  was in Tucson recently to stump for Congressman Raul Grijalva. Hightower and Grijalva spoke and mingled at an intimate gathering at former City Councilwoman Nina Trasoff’s … Continue reading

July 6, 2012

Thousands protest Arpaio’s Tent City Jail (video)

As anticipated, 1000s of protesters from the Unitarian Universalist Church, the United Church of Christ, Puente Arizona, and other groups descended upon Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Tent City Jail last night. … Continue reading

June 24, 2012

Andrei Cherny– I Always Thought He Was a Republican (video)

Congressional candidate Andrei Cherny–Mr. No Labels, the guy who was installed as chair of the Arizona Democratic Party by bending the rules, and then quit the post to run for Congress– … Continue reading

June 23, 2012

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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.