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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Oak Flat: Kirkpatrick Stands with McCain, Flake, Gosar, Salmon, Schweikert & Franks (video)

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a man revered in my household when I was a child, made a promise to the San Carlos Apache back in the 1955 that there would … Continue reading

October 22, 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

Ducey, Brnovich, Douglas & Forese: Why Are You Afraid of Tucson?

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dicey Doug Ducey decided to duck debates in Tucson, but now the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson (LWVGT) has reported that only ONE of the invited … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

2010 Arizona Tea Party Dream Team: 4 Down, 1 to Go

Oh, boo, hoo. The Blog for Arizona commenters think I am being too tough on poor millionaire GOP gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey. Let’s not forget that Ducey– along with fellow Teapublicans … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

UPDATE: Guatemalan Children Get Six-Month Reprieve on Deportation

Yesterday, I juxtaposed three immigration stories in my post— the sad news about the murder of 5-10 Honduran refugee children that the US deported recently, the plight of a young … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Jon Stewart Answers Those who Hate Child Refugees: ‘What the F*&k Is Wrong with You?’

For the haters who think children should be sent back to the dangerous and violent lands they fled. I offer Jon Stewart’s “Immigration Reform Crisis: Kids Edition.”

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

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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.