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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Category Archives: Progressive Democrats of America

Arizona Rednecks Plan Murrieta-Style Ugly American Protest in Oracle, AZ

5 UPDATEs at the end. Two Oracle facilities may be sheltering unaccompanied migrant children soon– one in midtown Tucson at Oracle and Drachman and one tucked into the Catalina Mountains … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · 26 Comments

UN, Progressives Urge Refugee Status for Migrant Children, while GOP Wants Speedy Deportation

The least productive Congress ever was perfectly content to allow immigration reform to languish until next year, while they focused on getting their sorry asses re-elected. But then reality hit. … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · 5 Comments

Join PDA’s Declaration of Independence from Corporate Rule

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) and allies have been working to overturn Citizens United, the dubious Supreme Court decision that opened the floodgates to let special interest money dominate and corrupt our elections. … Continue reading

July 9, 2014

‘Gale Force Progressives’ Weisser, Woods & Williamson Challenge Arizona’s Tea Party Congressmen

Arizona’s Congressional delegation includes nine members of the House of Representatives: five Democrats Ann Kirkpatrick (CD1), Ron Barber (CD2), Raul Grijalva (CD3), Ed Pastor (CD7, retiring this year), and Kyrsten Sinema … Continue reading

June 18, 2014

PDA National Director Tim Carpenter Dies: Progressives Push ‘Forward’

The New Progressive Era lost a giant with the passing of Tim Carpenter on Monday, following a protracted battle with cancer. As co-founder and National Director of Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), Tim was … Continue reading

April 29, 2014

John Nichols of ‘The Nation’ Returns to Tucson for Progressive Politics & Book Signing (video)

Author, historian, and humorist John Nichols of The Nation and MSNBC returns to Tucson on Saturday, March 15, 2014. This is the third year in a row that the PDA Tucson and … Continue reading

March 14, 2014

Deadline Looms: ERA Ratification Assigned to Judiciary Committee in AZ Legislature

Rep. Victoria Steele’s (D-9) bill to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (HCR2016) was assigned to the House Judiciary Committee late last week. (You’ll remember that mid-week, I reported it was … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 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.