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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

American Bridge Releases #Bad4AZ Doug Ducey Ad (video)

American Bridge, who recently release a detailed report about Tea Party Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey, has released a new Ducey web ad with the theme “Bad for Arizona.” Ironically, … Continue reading

September 10, 2014

Disgraceful: Some Deported Refugee Children Already Dead

Thousands of refugee children have been fleeing violence and poverty in Central America for almost a year now. Until all Hell broke loose in Ferguson, Missouri last week, the refugee … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Journalists Arrested in #Ferguson: ACLU Issues ‘Know Your Rights’ Bulletin

Twitter and Facebook have been ablaze with stories and photos about the shooting of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri. (Check out the AZBlueMeanie’s poignant analysis here, photos from the New … Continue reading

August 14, 2014

Refugee Supporters & Anti-Immigrant Protesters Face Off in Oracle (Images)

Demonstrators with dueling banners and ideologies lined the roads of rural Oracle, Arizona on Tuesday awaiting the arrival of 40-60 child refugees. An estimated 150 protesters, dozens of law enforcement … Continue reading

July 17, 2014

Stop the Beauty Madness: Ad Campaign Challenges ‘Beauty’ Myths & Stereotypes

I am a real woman, with a real woman’s body– not the body of an 11-year-old boy. I am a Renaissance nude trapped in a Twiggy world. I am Everywoman. For the … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Huppenthal’s ‘Falcon9′ Comments Date Back to Election Day 2010

I must say that I was skeptical that an elected official could be as dumb as Thucydides, when Bob Lord first posed the question: “Do you think that blog troll … Continue reading

June 25, 2014

John Oliver Calls on Angry Internet Trolls to Save Net Neutrality (video)

It’s a sad state of affairs when a country that touts freedom of the press depends upon cable TV comedy shows to hear the real news. Recently, comedian John Oliver– formerly with The … Continue reading

June 3, 2014

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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.