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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Giffords’ deficit reduction town hall features right-wing talking points (video)

The featured speakers at a recent deficit reduction town hall in Tucson– David Walker from the Comeback America Initiative and Robert Bixby of the Concord Coalition— were well-versed in how … Continue reading

July 2, 2011 · 8 Comments

Is the Mexican American Studies fight killing the ‘new civility’? (video)

Following the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, little Christina-Taylor Green and others at a Tucson Safeway in January, there was a nationwide call for civil discourse. President Obama, the First Lady, and … Continue reading

May 4, 2011 · 52 Comments

Beyond the Solar Zone: Making Tucson the Solar Capitol of the US

Sunshine is one commodity Tucson has in abundance. We have successfully based our tourism industry on sunshine, blue skies, mountain views, unique vegetation, and cowboy lore, but beyond that Tucson … Continue reading

February 14, 2011 · 10 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

Gabrielle Giffords Hunger Fund established at Community Food Bank

Commander Mark Kelly, husband of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, has established the Gabrielle Gifford Hunger Fund at the Tucson Community Food Bank According to the Food Bank website, Kelly released a … Continue reading

January 13, 2011

Together We Thrive: Can a torn nation heal itself? (video)

Yesterday in Tucson, President Obama urged us as a nation to move forward from the tragedy of Saturday’s mass shooting and become a better democracy. He invoked the memory of … Continue reading

January 13, 2011 · 6 Comments

Only in America: Putting a positive spin on assassination (video)

Regardless of what Bill O’Rielly says, right-wingers are the masters of spin. I knew that my anti-gun-violence article in Sunday’s Tucson Citizen would spark a plethora of the 2nd Amendment … Continue reading

January 10, 2011 · 30 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.