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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Barber Wins Spirited Debate, as McSally Ducks Questions

.@MarthaMcSally sounds bored spouting talking points & avoiding answers. @RepRonBarber answers w/specifics. He’s on fire. #CD02 — Pam Powers Hannley (@P2Hannley) October 8, 2014 Last night’s televised debate between CD2 … Continue reading

October 8, 2014

Martha McSally Wants to Go to Washington to Do… Nothing?

“Warrior woman”, anti-feminist, and perpetual political candidate Martha McSally wants me to “like” her Facebook page. The only reason someone like me might considering “liking” McSally’s page is to keep … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · 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

Peace activists speak out against the ‘militarization of education’ in Cochise County (video)

Fun! Food! Adventure! Smiling young faces! And killing machines? The poster pictured here advertises the Aviation Open House at Cochise Community College back in October 2012. The purpose of the … Continue reading

January 17, 2013

Memorial Day with a Twist: Honor the Dead, Heal the Wounded, Stop the Wars

I spent Memorial Day puttering around on the back patio and listening to KXCI. At noon, Democracy Now began as it does on most weekdays. Although Democracy Now is always … Continue reading

May 29, 2012

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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.