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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

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 · Leave a comment

Ending Structural Racism in the US (video)

How would you as president “dismantle structural racism in the United States”? When they disrupted the Netroots Nation (NN15) Presidential Town Hall, Black Lives Matter protesters had one primary question for … Continue reading

August 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Does Bernie Sanders Have ‘White People Problems’? (video)

Saturday was a day of highs and lows for Senator Bernie Sanders. In the morning at Netroots Nation, Sanders became visibly annoyed by Black Lives Matter protesters who wanted to … Continue reading

July 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

#BlackLivesMatter Protesters Disrupt Netroots Nation Sanders & O’Malley Town Hall

Wow! What just happened? I was sitting in a big hall with 100s of Bernie Sanders supporters waiting to film a Bernie love fest, but that’s not what happened at … Continue reading

July 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘The Nation’ Scolds Network TV for Denying Air Time to President Obama

NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX have decided to air their usual prime time pablum tonight, instead of airing President Barack Obama’s short speech about his executive order on immigration. It … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · 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

Prop 122 Passed: I Declare the Controlled Substances Act as Unconstitutional

Prop 122– the misguided nullification of federal law ballot initiative– has passed and will now become law. Liberals bemoaned this initiative before the elections, but we lost. Rather than cry … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Grijalva & Ellison of Progressive Caucus Urge Obama Immigration Decision

While Republicans are threateningPresident Obama if he dares to takelegal action on immigration through an executive order, the Congressional Progressive Caucus is encouraging him to go bold.  In fact, they’re giving … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

1858 Redux: Lessons from the Town 10 Miles from Sin

A hotbed of free thought and equality since it was founded as Christian Perfectionist community in 1833, Oberlin, Ohio has been credited with starting the Civil War. In the early … Continue reading

November 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

About

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.

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Civil #forfeiture reform passes the #AZ House with a unanimous vote. HB2477. #azleg