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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Close the Meth Lab of Democracy: Vote Blue Today

It’s time for Arizona to stop being the brunt of jokes on Comedy Central and time to close the Meth Lab of Democracy. Meth– like dark money from the Koch Brothers, … Continue reading

November 4, 2014

DuVal: Consider Public Banking to Heal Arizona’s Economy (video)

Both gubernatorial candidates agree that Arizona’s economy is not performing well, but they don’t agree on what to do about it. Republican candidate Doug Ducey likes to ask audiences how … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

A Vote for Fred DuVal Is a Vote for Integrity (video)

It’s no secret that the Koch Brothers and other dark money, out-of-state donors have spent millions to buy offices for Tea Party Republican candidates in Arizona this year. The struggle … Continue reading

November 2, 2014

Arizona’s Choice: Walk Backwards with @DougDucey or Move #AZForward with @FredDuVal (video)

Arizona’s choice for governor couldn’t be clearer. A vote for Republican Doug Ducey is a vote to continue Governor Jan Brewer’s failed Tea Party’s policies that have left our economy … Continue reading

October 26, 2014

Gov Brewer Floods LD9 Race with Dark Money for Orr

Governor Jan Brewer is flooding Tucson’s legislative district 9 race with $101,000 to buy the seat for Republican Ethan Orr. In addition to the Brewer donations, 63% of Orr’s $49,000 … Continue reading

October 25, 2014

Blind Congressional Candidate Buys a Gun, No Questions Asked (video)

In Arizona, even if you are totally blind, you can buy a gun at a gun show– no questions asked– for as little as $100. James Woods, who is running … Continue reading

October 21, 2014

Prop 122 & Backers Ducey & Brnovich Are Too Extreme for Arizona

Brought to you by the Goldwater Institute and the Koch Brothers, Proposition 122 is the worst idea since the Civil War, and true to form with other Koch Brothers initiatives, … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

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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.