Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Bernie, Donald & Me: Beyond the Victory on Nov 8

At 5 a.m. on Nov. 9, 2016, I had an existential crisis. How could a progressive candidate like me win election on the same day as Donald Trump? The LD9 … Continue reading

December 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sexism in America: Peggy Olson, Hillary Clinton, Mom & Me

Beyond the booze, the babes, the cool, retro clothes, and the slick mid-century modern Madison Avenue backdrop,  AMC’s Mad Men is a story about office work and sexism at the dawn … Continue reading

March 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

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 · Leave a comment

Smoke ‘Em, If You Got ‘Em: Bernie Sanders Introduces Marijuana Legalization in US Senate

In the recent Democratic Party debate, Vermont Senator and Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders said he favored marijuana legalization, a stance that he had been hinting at for a while. Sanders … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

GOP Debate: Kasich & Rubio Were Moderate, Others… Yikes!

The Republican debate on October 28 was a political circus.  It was the wildest and most uncontrolled “debate” I have ever witnessed. I realize that the Republican candidates are being … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sanders Covers Wide-Ranging Topics in Tucson #ICYMI (video)

I wasn’t prepared for Bernie Sanders’ 90-minute lallopalooza in Tucson on October 9, 2015. Besides logistical issues, like not having a spare camera battery and running out of juice, wearing … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Feminism, Socialism, Hillary, & Bernie

While many American progressives swoon over Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders’ laundry list of economic reforms– like free college education, taxing the rich, and redistributing the wealth– others support the progressive … Continue reading

October 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Who Won the Dem Debate? Hillary Clinton! (video)

I’m a progressive, but I’m a progressive who likes to get things done. I know how to find common ground, but I know how to stand my ground. – Hillary … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bernie Sanders on Austerity: From Greece to Puerto Rico to Arizona? (video)

On Democracy Now today, Amy Goodman reported on an economic panel assembled by Vermont Senator and Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders. Goodman excerpted a section of Sanders’ speechon the failure … Continue reading

August 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ending Structural Racism in the US (video)

How would you as president “dismantle structural racism in the United States”? When they disrupted the Netroots Nation (NN15) Presidential Town Hall, Black Lives Matter protesters had one primary question for … Continue reading

August 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

About

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.

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