Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Tucson Loves the Streetcar: 60,000 Ride in First 3 Days (images)

Tucsonans celebrated the debut of the modern streetcar in a BIG way this past weekend– by riding it en masse. Following multiple ribbon-cutting ceremonies along the route on Friday, July … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Mayor and Council to hold ‘Occupation’ discussions behind closed doors

       Last week’s Tucson Mayor and City Council meeting was variously described as “raucous,” and “inspiring.”   Protesters from Occupy Tucson packed the meeting and testified for hours. They … Continue reading

October 25, 2011 · 20 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

Freedom of assembly ENDANGERED in Tucson: Call Mayor & Council today (video)

Tucson’s Mayor, City Council, and police have been taking a somewhat passive aggressive approach to the Occupy Tucson movement. As reported in the Arizona Daily Star, 53 people were arrested … Continue reading

October 18, 2011 · 15 Comments

Tired of the Trickle Down: Where Are the Jobs? (video)

‘Nuff said. On August 31, 2011, join Progressive Democrats of America Tucson Chapter, local MoveOn activists, and local nurses at Jon Kyl’s Tucson office (yes, he has one) at 6840 … Continue reading

August 31, 2011 · 6 Comments

Save Tucson’s Sign Code: Will tinkering bring back the ugliest street in US?

Cluttered with so many signs that you can hardly see the street, Speedway Blvd. was dubbed the ugliest street in American by Life Magazine in 1970. Being known as “ugly” … Continue reading

June 14, 2011 · 37 Comments

Candlelight vigil: Save historic Tucson from the scourge of mini-dorms (video)

[tnivideo caption=”Little boxes made of ticky tacky” credit=”Malvina Reynolds”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SADPuUYF_4I[/tnivideo] What makes Tucson unique compared to other southwestern cities? The weather? Nope, Phoenix, Palm Springs, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Sedona, Albuquerque — … Continue reading

January 4, 2011 · 36 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.