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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

In Mexican American Studies debate, Tucsonans need less spin and more truth

One of my lifelong inspirations has been my journalism professor, mentor, and advisor at Ohio State:  Martha Brian, a lifelong newspaperwoman and one seriously tough customer. I knew how to … Continue reading

May 13, 2011 · 57 Comments

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

Connecting the dots on Ethnic Studies

[tnivideo caption=”Precious Knowledge trailer” credit=”LPBMedia”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8CXCH99fNQ[/tnivideo] Not a week goes by without at least one story on the Tucson Citizen.com about the Mexican American Studied Program (MAS) at Tucson High School. … Continue reading

April 4, 2011 · 6 Comments

Drug Cartel Empowerment Act: Arizona Legislature proposes 300% sales tax on medical marijuana

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne announced today on the John C. Scott Show that it would be legal in Arizona to impose sales tax on medical marijuana. Although drug prescriptions … Continue reading

January 26, 2011 · 43 Comments

‘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

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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.