Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

New York Times Editorial Board Nods Toward #Marijuana Legalization

It’s been a big week for marijuana legalization in the Americas– with a Mexican court allowing limited cannabis growing rights, new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announcing he intends to … Continue reading

November 7, 2015

#TPP Is ‘Worse Than We Thought’: Text Finally Public

Yesterday the text of the multi-national “free trade” agreement– the long-awaited Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — was released to the public. This start the 90-day review period before President Barack Obama can … Continue reading

November 6, 2015

Obama Signs Fast Track & TAA

The past week has been filled with monumental news stories– from the shootings of 9 African American church goers in Charleston and the subsequent funeral with President Obama giving a … Continue reading

June 30, 2015

Boo Hoo… Wall Street Says Elizabeth Warren Doesn’t Understand Global Banking

JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon thinks Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren doesn’t “understand global banking system”. So, Dimon and Warren don’t have a basic disagreement on how banks should be … Continue reading

June 16, 2015

#TPP, #TTIP & #TiSA: Global Secret Trade Deals Will Make Government Irrelevant

Since 2013, WikiLeaks has been releasing successive chapters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Without Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, the citizens of the world would know nothing about the future that multinational … Continue reading

June 6, 2015

US Ordered to Change Consumer-Protection Law: WTO Decision Foreshadows How Bad #TPP Would Be (video)

For a sovereign country, the most dangerous section of the secret “free” trade deal known as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the one that allows corporations to sue countries over … Continue reading

May 19, 2015

‘The Nation’ Scolds Network TV for Denying Air Time to President Obama

NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX have decided to air their usual prime time pablum tonight, instead of airing President Barack Obama’s short speech about his executive order on immigration. It … Continue reading

November 20, 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.