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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

The Yin & Yang of Public Policy: Can We Achieve Balance?

On one hand, the news media often tells us that we are a country divided. Social media fuels this idea with countless stories of political and ideological intransigence despite mounting … Continue reading

July 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

#LD9 Voters – Can’t Decide How to Vote? Watch the Debate (video)

The Arizona Clean Elections Commission recently hosted a debate between the three candidates vying for two seats in the Arizona House: Democrats Rep. Randy Friese and Pamela Powers Hannley (me) … Continue reading

November 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Who Is Ana Henderson? (video)

Matt Heinz, Brian Bickel, and I have something in common. We’re all running against Republican women who are running stealth campaigns and hiding their opinions from the voters. Heinz is … Continue reading

October 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

I Won! (video)

Tuesday night– primary night– was thrilling. Jim and I attended the Pima Democratic Party Unity Party at Brother John’s Beer, Burbon & BBQ. Once Jim entered the place and smelled … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Top 20 Reasons Why Republicans Want to Repeal Obamacare (video)

In Elysium, Matt Damon’s 2013 post-apocalyptic drama, the 1% are safely ensconced on a idyllic floating space station (Elysium). In contrast, the 99% toil in poverty and grime and suffer … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

Fact Check: McSally ‘Equality’ Ad & Website Reveal Flip-flopping

When Congressional candidate Martha McSally ran for Congress in 2012, she was full Tea Party: militarize the border protect the military industrial complex fight for big business and small government … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

2010 Arizona Tea Party Dream Team: 4 Down, 1 to Go

Oh, boo, hoo. The Blog for Arizona commenters think I am being too tough on poor millionaire GOP gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey. Let’s not forget that Ducey– along with fellow Teapublicans … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ducey Side Steps Tea Party & Bails on Rally with Palin & d’Souza

Republican Doug Ducey won his party’s nomination for governor last week with dark money from out of state, $3 million of his own cash, and a full Tea Party platform— … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Top 10 Reasons Doug Ducey Is Too Extreme for Arizona Voters

After seven months of mud-slinging in a six-way primary race that looked like a remake of Lord of the Flies, multi-millionaire ice cream mogul Doug Ducey has won the Arizona Republican … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · 8 Comments

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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