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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Arizona Swims against the Tide of Growing Equality…Again

Once again, Arizona is on the brink of taking a giant leap backward. This time it’s picking the wrong side in the fight for LGBT equality. Both chambers of the … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 4 Comments

Money and power: Who is behind TREO?

Since 2005, Tucson and Pima County have sunk millions of dollars into the economic development group Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, Inc. (TREO). Until I read Josh Brodesky’s recent Arizona Daily … Continue reading

November 21, 2011 · 8 Comments

Progressive Democrats of America: 300 Tucsonans ready to fight back

Who said the progressive movement was dead? It is alive and well in Tucson, Arizona. An estimated 300 activists, liberals, Green Party members, and Democratic Party foot soldiers crammed into … Continue reading

February 22, 2011 · 54 Comments

Step 1 to fixing Arizona’s economy: Revise the tax code

Finally, there is something that the Southern Arizona Leadership Council (SALC) and I agree on: To stabilize Arizona’s economy, the tax code should be overhauled; Arizona’s tax code relies too … Continue reading

December 23, 2010 · 12 Comments

‘Scrooge of the Year’ Award: Brewer coasts to easy victory

Governor Jan Brewer handily won the Tucson Jobs with Justice Scrooge of the Year Award on Saturday evening at the anual awards dinner. Seven people were nominated for the 2010 … Continue reading

December 13, 2010 · 24 Comments

Connect the dots: Local big businesses are working on a multi-level coup

The Roberts’ Court ruling overturning campaign finance laws in January 2010 opened the gates for corporations to flood the 2010 midterm election with cash… anonymously. Hundreds of millions of dollars … Continue reading

October 21, 2010 · 13 Comments

Come to ‘Drinking Liberally’ for a lively discussion of 2010 ballot propositions

Sunday, October 10, the Tucson Chapter of Drinking Liberally will host a discussion on the ballot propositions– and thanks to the Arizona Legislature, there are lots of them. (You see, … Continue reading

October 9, 2010 · 8 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.