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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

‘Scrooge of the Year’ Award: Brewer coasts to easy victory

Governor Jan Brewer handily won the Tucson Jobs with Justice Scrooge of the Year Award on Saturday evening at the anual awards dinner. Seven people were nominated for the 2010 … Continue reading

December 13, 2010 · 24 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

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

How to eliminate the US budget deficit in a few easy steps

Fiscal responsibility and a balanced budget were two right wing rallying cries in the recent election. Repeatedly, Sarah Palin, Ruth McClung and other Mama Grizzlies offered the schmaltzy recommendation that … Continue reading

November 18, 2010 · 19 Comments

John McCain and Jon Kyl, who are you representing? Cuz, it ain’t us

Here are 2 headlines from today: Jobless rate for Arizona highest in 27 years Arizona is now No. 2 in poverty Given the dire employment situation in Arizona, you’d think … Continue reading

September 17, 2010

Republicans and ‘illegal’ immigrants: Since when has breaking the law been a problem for Republicans?

Migrants from Mexico and Central America have become political footballs this election season (1, 2) — thanks for the most part to Governor Jan Brewer, Russel “Racial Purity” Pearce, Pearce’s … Continue reading

September 15, 2010 · 3 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.