Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Feminism, Socialism, Hillary, & Bernie

While many American progressives swoon over Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders’ laundry list of economic reforms– like free college education, taxing the rich, and redistributing the wealth– others support the progressive … Continue reading

October 21, 2015

Ending Structural Racism in the US (video)

How would you as president “dismantle structural racism in the United States”? When they disrupted the Netroots Nation (NN15) Presidential Town Hall, Black Lives Matter protesters had one primary question for … Continue reading

August 9, 2015

‘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

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

1858 Redux: Lessons from the Town 10 Miles from Sin

A hotbed of free thought and equality since it was founded as Christian Perfectionist community in 1833, Oberlin, Ohio has been credited with starting the Civil War. In the early … Continue reading

November 8, 2014

Feral Cats to Broadway Widening: Sh*t’s Going Down at City Council Meeting

Two hot button issues will be voted on Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Tucson City Council meeting and study session: widening Broadway Blvd. and approving the feral cat spay/neuter policy, … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Doug Ducey Disses Tucson with 3 Debate Cancellations

ICYMI, there was a gubernatorial debate between Democrat Fred DuVal, Tea Party Republican Doug Ducey, and Libertatian Barry Hess last night in Tucson. What? You tried to find the debate … Continue reading

September 19, 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.