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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

New Research: ‘Guns Do Not Make a Nation Safer’

With each massacre of innocent citizens, the demand for action on gun control by the US Congress intensifies. After the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December 2012,  it appeared as … Continue reading

September 18, 2013

Is It Worth It? $30 Billion to Buy Immigration Reform Votes of ‘Nativists & Racists’

The lamestream media is all a-flutter with the latest Congressional grand bargain story. Two Republican Senators– Bob Corker and John Hoeven– have struck a deal with the infamous “Gang of … Continue reading

June 22, 2013 · 4 Comments

Misplaced Congressional Priorities: Pork for the Pentagon but Not for Children

During the Bush II Era, excessive deficit spending was no big deal for Republicans. Congressional Republicans like Mitch McConnell, Jon Kyl, John McCain, Jeff Flake, Lindsay Graham, and even current … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · 9 Comments

Congress: Where are the jobs? (video)

At yesterday’s northwest Tucson town hall Arizona Senator John McCain got an earful from progressives, conservatives, and other Southern Arizonans who are “mad as hell and not going to take … Continue reading

August 10, 2011 · 6 Comments

Mother Nature: Tear down this wall (video)

The US-Mexico border fence between has been ballyhoo’d by the right as necessary to border security, denegrated human rights advocates as a contributing factor in border deaths, and repeated breached … Continue reading

August 10, 2011 · 9 Comments

On the 46th anniversary of Medicare, Republicans attack our ‘Great Society’

It’s highly ironic that the current social and political battle over our nation’s debt and deficit is occurring this week with the 46th anniversary of the signing of Social Security … Continue reading

July 27, 2011 · 7 Comments

Religious leaders challenge politicians: What would Jesus cut?

Bible-thumping politicians abound in Arizona and across the US. You know who they are. They’re the ones who fight valiantly for the rights of the unborn, speechify about their faith … Continue reading

March 3, 2011 · 20 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.