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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

California medical marijuana crackdown: Is it Tom Horne’s fault?

Late last week US attorneys announced a crackdown on the “large, for-profit medical marijuana industry” in California. From CNN… [The attorneys sent] letters of warning to landlords and lien holders … Continue reading

October 11, 2011 · 11 Comments

Since when do Utah right-wingers and FOX News get to tell Pima County what to do? (video)

[tnivideo caption=”Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik’s Press Conference after the Shooting of Gabrielle Giffords” credit=”MSNBC”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccY9lNRiUWg[/tnivideo] After the Tucson massacre and the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords early this month, Pima … Continue reading

January 26, 2011 · 15 Comments

Medical marijuana: Is Arizona a ‘nanny state’ or a ‘free market’ state?

Arizona bureaucrats are wringing their hands over the implementation of Prop 203– the medical marijuana law that voters approved in November 2010. The roadblocks that bureaucrats like Pima County Attorney … Continue reading

December 6, 2010 · 26 Comments

Medical marijuana: Is the Arizona Bar Association obstructing justice?

The Arizona Bar Association recently announced that Arizona lawyers may not be able to assist would-be clients who have a legal problem related to the state’s new medical marijuana law. … Continue reading

December 4, 2010 · 26 Comments

It’s your turn to speak out: Convention hotel & medical marijuana zoning on City Council agenda

Tuesday’s Mayor and Council Meeting will be one of the liveliest meetings they have had for months. Both the Convention Center hotel project and proposed medical marijuana zoning are on … Continue reading

October 25, 2010 · 4 Comments

LaWall continues campaign against medical marijuana

Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall and other attorneys from her office are continuing their campaign against medical marijuana, which is on the November 2 ballot as Prop 203. LaWall and … Continue reading

October 10, 2010 · 19 Comments

Tucsonans can join the Rally to Restore Sanity or the March to Keep Fear Alive– without leaving the Old Pueblo

I have been seriously jonesing to go to Washington, DC for the progressive rallies being held in October. After all I have a hybrid car and at least one person … Continue reading

October 7, 2010 · 7 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.