Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

My Mom Was an Anchor Baby

Since Donald Trump has brought “anchor babies” back into the public eye, I decided to re-post this story that was originally published in October 20, 2010 on TucsonCitizen.com. Russell Pearce is … Continue reading

August 27, 2015

Prop 122 & Backers Ducey & Brnovich Are Too Extreme for Arizona

Brought to you by the Goldwater Institute and the Koch Brothers, Proposition 122 is the worst idea since the Civil War, and true to form with other Koch Brothers initiatives, … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

State Political Meetings: AZ GOP Nullifies Fed Law, while Dems Endorse Marijuana Legalization

The party faithful of the Arizona Democratic and Republican Parties gathered on Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Maricopa County for their respective State Committee Meetings. State law requires official political … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

SCOTUS gives split decision on SB1070: UPDATE on Tucson protest

The US Supreme Court issued their long-awaited decision Arizona’s infamous SB1070. They struct down several parts of the “papers please” law, but kept the “papers please” part. From the Huffington Post… … Continue reading

June 24, 2012

Rick Grinnell: Mayor for Tucson’s 1%

For a city with the highest rate of poverty in the Sunbelt, you’d think there would be a few candidates talking about poverty, homelessness, unemployment/underemployment, and related issues in their … Continue reading

October 27, 2011 · 34 Comments

AZ Elections Director ‘goofs’ and derails Pearce recall effort

File this under the “so close but so far away” category. Hundreds of volunteers from all over the state have been passing and signing petitions to recall Arizona State Senator … Continue reading

May 20, 2011 · 2 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.