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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Disgusted? It’s time to organize: PDA meeting Feb. 21

Since I wrote Disgusted? It’s time to organize a year ago, our state’s swirl down the drain has accelerated, and the Republican-controlled US House of Representatives is working hard for … Continue reading

February 20, 2011 · 9 Comments

Senators who fought against 9/11 first responders’ healthcare can’t use 9/11 in stump speeches

No, a rule dictating who can evoke the memory of 9/11 to promote their re-election campaigns was not included in the James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act– which finally passed … Continue reading

December 22, 2010 · 17 Comments

Is public education ‘mission critical’ to national defense?

Is public education “mission critical” to national defense? This is a question we as a nation should consider as we watch our leaders perform during the looming budget battles. Arizona’s … Continue reading

December 22, 2010 · 7 Comments

Scrooge of the Year: Jobs with Justice group to roast local bosses (video)

Tucson’s Jobs with Justice (JwJ) group will host its annual Scrooge of the Year event on Saturday, December 11. Each year JwJ asks Arizona workers to nominate bad…errr… less than … Continue reading

December 6, 2010 · 10 Comments

Despite public opinion, Republicans fight for the Limbaugh-Beck-Palin Tax Relief Plan (video)

Last week the US House of Representatives voted to extend the Bush Era tax cuts to poor and middle class but not to richest 2% of Americans. On Saturday, predictably, … Continue reading

December 5, 2010 · 5 Comments

Flip-flopper McCain shows his homophobia and his age on DADT

“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” (DADT)– the weird US military policy that says gays and Lesbians can serve in the military as long as no one can tell they’re gay– has … Continue reading

December 3, 2010 · 9 Comments

AZ Senators playing games and promoting international conflicts

“John McCain never met a war he didn’t like.” This phrase was repeated several times during the recent election. Stories on The Hill blog and today’s Arizona Daily Star prove … Continue reading

November 29, 2010 · 10 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.