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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

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

On Occupy’s 2nd Anniversary: The World Says ‘End Austerity Now!’ (video)

What began on Sept 17, 2011 as an extended sit-in in a park in Manhattan– the bastion of US capitalism– the Occupy Movement grew into a worldwide movement with a simple … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

Who is Tucson’s progressive choice for mayor?

Tucson is in the midst of an all mail-in election for mayor and 3 city council seats. Ballots were mailed to all registered voters a few weeks ago, but I’m … Continue reading

November 3, 2011 · 27 Comments

Notes from the Occupation: Camping and court dates

This is the fifth in a series of personal accounts from the Occupation of Tucson. In this letter, Green Party Mayoral Candidate Mary DeCamp talks about life in the Occupy … Continue reading

November 2, 2011 · 1 Comment

Notes from the Occupation: Jon Justice, violence, and illegal sleeping

This is the fourth in a series of personal accounts from the Occupation of Tucson. In this letter, Green Party Mayoral Candidate Mary DeCamp addresses accusations made by Tucson right-wing … Continue reading

October 30, 2011 · 8 Comments

Notes from the Occupation: Tucson Mayor and Council meeting

This is the third in a series of personal accounts from the Occupation of Tucson. On October 25, the Tucson’s Mayor and Council held a closed door session to discuss … Continue reading

October 26, 2011 · 12 Comments

Notes from the Occupation: Of Permits and Police

This is the second post in a series of personal accounts from the Occupation of Tucson. [Emphasis added.] Oct. 25: Notes from the Occupation By Mary DeCamp Tea Party events that … Continue reading

October 26, 2011 · 8 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.