Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

2010 Arizona Tea Party Dream Team: 4 Down, 1 to Go

Oh, boo, hoo. The Blog for Arizona commenters think I am being too tough on poor millionaire GOP gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey. Let’s not forget that Ducey– along with fellow Teapublicans … Continue reading

September 3, 2014

Will the Real John Huppenthal Please Stand Up?

Since Blog for Arizona broke the story, new insights into Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal’s secret life as an Internet troll continue to be revealed as bloggers and … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Huppenthal’s ‘Falcon9′ Comments Date Back to Election Day 2010

I must say that I was skeptical that an elected official could be as dumb as Thucydides, when Bob Lord first posed the question: “Do you think that blog troll … Continue reading

June 25, 2014

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

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

Arizona State Capitol Gun Nut Rally Draw Hundreds of Armed Protesters (video)

Phoenix videographer Dennis Gilman uploaded this video of a recent gun nut rally on the grounds of the Arizona State Capitol– obviously friendly territory for gun nuts. The video left … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

TUSD’s plan to reorganize Ethnic Studies

Dozens– if not hundreds– of articles about Tucson Unified School District’s Ethnic Studies Program have been posted on the Tucson Citizen website. The vast majority of these posts have been … Continue reading

April 20, 2011 · 40 Comments
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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.