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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

DuVal: Consider Public Banking to Heal Arizona’s Economy (video)

Both gubernatorial candidates agree that Arizona’s economy is not performing well, but they don’t agree on what to do about it. Republican candidate Doug Ducey likes to ask audiences how … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

Gov Brewer Floods LD9 Race with Dark Money for Orr

Governor Jan Brewer is flooding Tucson’s legislative district 9 race with $101,000 to buy the seat for Republican Ethan Orr. In addition to the Brewer donations, 63% of Orr’s $49,000 … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Immigration Blow-up: 1000s of Children Flood the Border

In Tucson, we live on the front lines of the battle for immigration reform. As the Congress rushes to further militarize the US-Mexico border with more Border Patrol officers and … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Financial Reports: Cathi Herrod & Center for Arizona Policy Give AZ Lege More than Ideas

The nationwide outrage generated by highly discriminatory SB1062 shined a harsh light on the Arizona Legislature and on the bill’s creator– lobbyist Cathi Herrod and her non-profit political group, the … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · 3 Comments

Uphill Battle: Rep. Victoria Steele Introduces Bill to Extend ERA Ratification Deadline

Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. — Equal Rights Amendment There is … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

AZ Star Perpetuates ‘Ethan Orr Is a Moderate’ Myth

In today’s Arizona Daily Star, columnist Tim Steller chides the Pima County Democratic Party for trying to take down “moderate” Republican LD9 Legislator Ethan Orr. First of all, a quick … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · 5 Comments

Arizona Legislature Opens: Watch ‘State of the Hate’ Address (video)

January 13 marked the opening of the Arizona Legislature’s 2014 session. Since Governor Jan Brewer took over the helm, this day of speeches has evolved into a day of protest. … Continue reading

January 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

Arizona Democratic Party Shows Its Progressive Side at State Committee Meeting

Progressive voices were heard loud and clear at Saturday’s Arizona Democratic Party (ADP) State Committee Meeting in Maricopa, Arizona. Unlike some past ADP meetings where progressives were ignored or where … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

In Light of Local Poverty, Tucson Needs Creative Direction & Progressive Economic Ideas

Business friendly? Tucson’s been there, done that, … and got the t-shirt at Goodwill. As former City Councilwoman Molly McKasson said, we put all of our eggs in the development … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · 10 Comments

Updated: Opposition Mounts to AZ Voter Suppression Bill, Citizens’ Veto Referendum Launched

UPDATE, July 14, 2013 Not surprisingly, Governor Jan Brewer signed the Omnibus Voter Suppression Bill (HB2305). This legislation will: make it harder for people to vote, immediately knock as many … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · 5 Comments

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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