Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Proposed Tucson Ordinances Spark Calls for Protest & Attendance at March 17 City Council Meeting

If your first amendment rights are important to you, you should start watching the Tucson City Council agendas very closely. Embarrassed by the Safe Park quagmire and the subsequent scolding … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

‘The Nation’ Celebrates Its 150 Year Anniversary in Tucson this Weekend (video)

The Nation magazine is 150 years old this year, and Tucson is playing a major role in the celebration. The Blog for Arizona Calendar has a complete list of The … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Walk through Safe Park (video)

Safe Park– the homeless camp located on the sidewalks of downtown Tucson– has been a political hot potato since a Tucson District Court ruled the sidewalk protest was protected speech in … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · 2 Comments

Tucsonans Take to the Streets to Protest Ducey/GOP Budget

More than 1000 people rallied at the Arizona Capitol to protest cuts to education on Thursday. The Phoenix rally spawned a similar protest in Tucson, where 100 people protested millions of … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · 3 Comments

John Nichols & The Nation Are Coming to Tucson (video)

Author and commentator John Nichols of The Nation will make his annual trek to Tucson for the Festival of Books, but this year, he’s bringing his colleagues. To mark it’s … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

National Adjunct Walkout Day: UA Adjuncts Represent

February 25 was National Adjunct Walkout Day across the country and right here in Tucson, Arizona on theUniversity of Arizona campus. What is an adjunct, and why should I care? … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

Tucson: It’s Time to Stop Ignoring the Homeless & Help Them (video)

For decades, Tucson has waffled between ignoring the homeless living on our streets and under bridges to over-policing them. When I moved here in 1981, the politically correct term for … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · 3 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.