Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Louisiana Senator Proposes Openly Racist Amendment Kicking Ex-Cons Off Food Stamps

Many of us are wise to the racist private prison pipeline for people of color in the US. Black men have been incarcerated at higher rates than white men for … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Budget Battle: Can the Rich Afford to Pay Higher Taxes?

Since the Tea Party took over the House of Representatives after the disastrous 2010 election, you’d think the most pressing job facing the Congress was to lower taxes on the … Continue reading

March 19, 2013

EU mad, US mum: Will European outrage over austerity measures spill over to US? (video)

In case you’ve been too busy watching Faux News to notice, we live in a global economy, and the current economic crisis is NOT a Tucson crisis, NOT an Arizona … Continue reading

January 4, 2011 · 6 Comments

Ruth McClung: Brought to you by the Republican Party Machine

Ruth McClung delivered an outstanding performance this evening at the CD7 debate with Congressman Raul Grijalva, Libertarian George Keane, and Independent Harley Meyer. She didn’t offer any specific ideas– just … Continue reading

October 13, 2010 · 38 Comments

LaWall uses scare tactics and half-truths to campaign against medical marijuana

As political junkie, I have attended numerous public forums, City Council meetings, Pima County Board of Supervisers’ meetings, and even Arizona Legislature sessions, but tonight’s “educational” forum on medical marijuana … Continue reading

September 20, 2010 · 10 Comments

Save the middle class: Big Ed wants you to march on DC

Ed Schultz, homespun radio progressive from Fargo, ND and now an MSNBC pundit, is organizing the One Nation March, to be held on October 2 at the Lincoln Memorial in … Continue reading

September 9, 2010

What can we learn from the gay rights struggle of the 1970s? Don’t give up the fight!

What have we learned in the past 33 years? Apparently not much in the brotherly love category. Far too many of us are easily manipulated by hatred and fear ginned … Continue reading

September 8, 2010

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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.