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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Sexism in America: Peggy Olson, Hillary Clinton, Mom & Me

Beyond the booze, the babes, the cool, retro clothes, and the slick mid-century modern Madison Avenue backdrop,  AMC’s Mad Men is a story about office work and sexism at the dawn … Continue reading

March 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

Planned Parenthood Supporters Fight Back: Pink Out Day, Sept 29

Republicans in Congress have been yammering for weeks about shutting down the US government — again— rather than compromise on a budget. Since the Tea Party took over in 2010, … Continue reading

September 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

#1 Reason to Legalize Pot Is Humanitarian, Not Economic (video)

During the 2014 election season LD9 Rep. Ethan Orr caused a minor media stir when the Freshman Republican said he would“push” for marijuana legalization if re-elected to the Arizona Legislature … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · 3 Comments

#BlackLivesMatter Protesters Disrupt Netroots Nation Sanders & O’Malley Town Hall

Wow! What just happened? I was sitting in a big hall with 100s of Bernie Sanders supporters waiting to film a Bernie love fest, but that’s not what happened at … Continue reading

July 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

June 9 City Council Meeting: Broadway Coalition Redux #10? (I’ve Lost Count)

How wide should Broadway Blvd. be between the Snake Bridge and Country Club Rd? This seems like a never-ending question, but today– June 9– is a big day. Today, the … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Assange, Manning, & Snowden: Where Would the World Be without Them? (video)

Life-size statues of three “contemporary heros” — Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning (formerly Bradley), and Edward Snowden– were unveiled in Berlin recently. What would we do without these brave whistle blowers? … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

UPDATED: Broadway Widening Redux: March 26 Meeting on ‘Community Alignment’

The beleaguered Citizens Task Force (CTF) of the Broadway Widening Project revolted at last week’s meeting and didn’t approve the city staff plan for widening Broadway Blvd. because it didn’t … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Broadway Widening Project: Residents Speak Out Against It… Again

An estimated 80 Tucsonans attended the public meeting of the Citizens Task Force (CTF) for the Broadway widening project last week. The main event of the meeting was a potential … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

Why Don’t Americans Vote? We’re Repeatedly Told Not To (video)

The United States is the world’s largest democracy, we spend an obscene amount of money on elections–more than any other country–and we have the lowest voter turnout. The trend has … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Tucson City Council: Ill-Conceived Ordinances Wiped from Agenda (video)

The Tucson City Council was scheduled to vote on two ill-conceived ordinances at their St. Patrick’s Day meeting this week. The Crowd Management Event ordinance would have given the police chief … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

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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Thanks to my wonderful supporters from the Oro Valley Democrats Club for the Valentine's Day card. The number of friends who signed the card is heart warming. It is in my office with my kitty cat collection. #azleg #tucson #demslead