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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Smoke ‘Em, If You Got ‘Em: Bernie Sanders Introduces Marijuana Legalization in US Senate

In the recent Democratic Party debate, Vermont Senator and Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders said he favored marijuana legalization, a stance that he had been hinting at for a while. Sanders … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

Who Won the Dem Debate? Hillary Clinton! (video)

I’m a progressive, but I’m a progressive who likes to get things done. I know how to find common ground, but I know how to stand my ground. – Hillary … Continue reading

October 15, 2015

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

Greek Financial Crisis: The Cruelty of Austerity & The Warning for US

Austerity means that people is [sic] expulsed of their homes. Austerity means that the social services don’t work anymore. Austerity means that public schools have not the elements, the means … Continue reading

July 13, 2015

Boo Hoo… Wall Street Says Elizabeth Warren Doesn’t Understand Global Banking

JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon thinks Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren doesn’t “understand global banking system”. So, Dimon and Warren don’t have a basic disagreement on how banks should be … Continue reading

June 16, 2015

#TPP, #TTIP & #TiSA: Global Secret Trade Deals Will Make Government Irrelevant

Since 2013, WikiLeaks has been releasing successive chapters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Without Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, the citizens of the world would know nothing about the future that multinational … Continue reading

June 6, 2015

Assange, Manning, & Snowden: Where Would the World Be without Them? (video)

Life-size statues of three “contemporary heros” — Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning (formerly Bradley), and Edward Snowden– were unveiled in Berlin recently. What would we do without these brave whistle blowers? … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

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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.