Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

‘Marijuana Refugees’ Move to Colorado for Cannabis Oil to Treat Epilepsy

When I first heard Democracy Now’s headline about “marijuana refugees” moving to Colorado, I, of course, thought of stoners who want to freely buy weed from a retail outlet, but the riveting … Continue reading

May 10, 2014 · 10 Comments

Tucson Chamber Wants Image Change: What Will Become of the ‘Old Pueblo’?

Breaking news on the front page of today’s Arizona Daily Star is a 20″ story about dumping Tucson’s “Old Pueblo” nickname. Leaders of the Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce think … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

High Marijuana Arrests: Signs of Racism & Over-Policing

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has released a new report on arrests and incarceration for marijuana possession. The findings are startling– in light of new research showing multiple medical … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · 9 Comments

Pan-STARRS Comet Visits Tucson

In case you haven’t heard, the comet Pan Starrs is making its maiden voyage through Earth’s skies this week. Last night we braved high winds on A Mountain to wave as it … Continue reading

March 13, 2013

Tucson Progressive gets a ticket at Occupy Tucson (video)

Friday night was Friends and Family Campout night at Occupy Tucson. Since I had not seen any video of the non-infamous ticketing process, I decided to camp out. After dinner … Continue reading

October 29, 2011 · 35 Comments

Occupy Tucson family and friends campout tonight (Oct. 28)

The Occupy Tucson organizers are holding a Family and Friends campout tonight, October 28 at Armory Park. The event begins at 5 p.m. and lasts through the pancake breakfast on … Continue reading

October 28, 2011 · 18 Comments

Occupy Tucson’s Craig Barber outs Mayor and Council on national TV

Speaking with commentator Keith Olbermann on national television , Occupy Tucson spokesman Craig Barber outed the Tucson’s Mayor and Council for “hiding behind” the bureaucrats in Tucson Police Department (TPD) and … Continue reading

October 20, 2011 · 5 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.