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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Ducey Uses ‘Reefer Madness’ Scare Tactics to Fight Marijuana Legalization (video)

Governor Doug Ducey and a representative from a big-pharma-funded PAC snuck into midtown Tucson this week to give business people a one-sided argument on why they should band together to … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Walk Down Memory Lane to July 2013 When Boehner & #GOP Failed to ‘Govern’

Tonight, I had planned to write a highly poignant new blog post about why movement on immigration reform now (and not when the Republicans finally… maybe… get around to it) … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Migration Policy Institute Report Clears the Way for Evolution of Deportation Policy

From the National Day Laborer Organizing Network… Today, the Migration Policy Institute issued a new report, The Deportation Dilemma, that helps shed light on unprecedented deportations and criminal prosecution of immigrants. … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hidden-Camera Investigation Shows ALEC Wining & Dining Arizona Politicians (video)

A Phoenix television station’s “Candid Camera” catches Arizona Republicans eating $70 steaks and drinking bourbon while schmoozing with ALEC lobbyists. Check out the TV news video here and listen to Arizona … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · 3 Comments

Arizona Democratic Party Shows Its Progressive Side at State Committee Meeting

Progressive voices were heard loud and clear at Saturday’s Arizona Democratic Party (ADP) State Committee Meeting in Maricopa, Arizona. Unlike some past ADP meetings where progressives were ignored or where … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Immigration Reform NOW: Protestors Blockade Entrance to Eloy Detention Center

From the arrest of Congressman Raul Grijalva and other progressive representatives last week at an immigration reform rally to protesters chaining themselves to immigration detention center buses to the blockade … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

High Marijuana Arrests: Signs of Racism & Over-Policing

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has released a new report on arrests and incarceration for marijuana possession. The findings are startling– in light of new research showing multiple medical … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · 9 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.