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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Fact Check: McSally ‘Equality’ Ad & Website Reveal Flip-flopping

When Congressional candidate Martha McSally ran for Congress in 2012, she was full Tea Party: militarize the border protect the military industrial complex fight for big business and small government … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Barber vs Kelly vs Manolakis: The Most Boring Debate Ever

The Congressional District 8 (CD8) special election debate on Wednesday night was the most boring debate I have ever heard. High school graduate Jesse Kelly repeated the Teapublican talking points … Continue reading

May 24, 2012

350,000 AZ votes uncounted: It’s not over ’til it’s over

According to the map on the Arizona Secretary of State’s website, all of Arizona’s counties have reported their election results from yesterday’s midterm election. In actuality, Secretary of State Ken … Continue reading

November 3, 2010 · 9 Comments

Tucson Progressive candidate and proposition endorsements for Election Day

Here’s what you’ve all been waiting for– candidate and proposition endorsements by moi! For the most part on the candidates, I’m keepin’ it local and not getting into the other … Continue reading

November 2, 2010 · 4 Comments

Has the Tea Party gone off the deep end? If it has, McClung and Kelly jumped with them

A few days ago, I posted links to a few of the stories of Tea Party candidates’ inappropriate violence against reporters, protesters, and opposition candidates. In If the Tea Party … Continue reading

October 29, 2010 · 27 Comments

Jesse Kelly’s worst nightmare: Old hippies, brown people and college students who vote

Old hippies, retirees, brown people, artists, musicians, college students, gays, lesbians, transvestites, and even people with multiple tattoos. At the Democratic Volunteer Party today, CD8 Republican challenger Jesse Kelly’s worst … Continue reading

October 24, 2010 · 28 Comments

‘Voting on Health’ Candidate Forum to be held Wednesday at UA College of Public Health

Healthcare reform, health services for children and the poor, and the future of Medicare and Medicaid have been political hot potatoes this election year. Tea Party favorites like Republican Congressional … Continue reading

October 19, 2010 · 4 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.