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

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

Hillary Clinton Crushes Politically Motivated #BenghaziCommittee #8

Twitter was ablaze yesterday with negative comments about the 11-hour Benghazi Committee hearing with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to the Maddow Blog, even conservatives Tweeted strings of … Continue reading

October 23, 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

Progressives: Let’s Move Hillary and Bernie to the Left (video)

Several long-term politicians and a few wannabes have thrown their hats into the ring for the 2016 presidential bid (or are at least hinting at it). Democrats Hillary Clinton and … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · 7 Comments

A Truly ‘Christian’ Nation Would NOT Deport Refugees (video)

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are Life, Liberty, … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · 5 Comments

Democratic Party Glitterati Coming to Arizona

Do the Democrats smell blood in the purple waters of Arizona? Given our Tea Party Legislature’s current assault on the citizens of Arizona. Let’s  hope so. Democratic Party superstars–Bill, Hillary, … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · 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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