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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Will the Real John Huppenthal Please Stand Up?

Since Blog for Arizona broke the story, new insights into Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal’s secret life as an Internet troll continue to be revealed as bloggers and … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Huppenthal’s ‘Falcon9′ Comments Date Back to Election Day 2010

I must say that I was skeptical that an elected official could be as dumb as Thucydides, when Bob Lord first posed the question: “Do you think that blog troll … Continue reading

June 25, 2014

Immigration Blow-up: 1000s of Children Flood the Border

In Tucson, we live on the front lines of the battle for immigration reform. As the Congress rushes to further militarize the US-Mexico border with more Border Patrol officers and … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Hidden-Camera Investigation Shows ALEC Wining & Dining Arizona Politicians (video)

A Phoenix television station’s “Candid Camera” catches Arizona Republicans eating $70 steaks and drinking bourbon while schmoozing with ALEC lobbyists. Check out the TV news video here and listen to Arizona … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Price of Fracking: Earthquakes, Explosions, & Water Contaninmation

Politicians and energy industry enthusiasts have touted fracking as the path to US energy independence, while environmentalists have battled against the proliferation of fracking and the resultant damage to the … Continue reading

January 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Boehner Defiantly Rationalizes GOP Madness, as Stephanopoulos Presses for Shutdown End Game Strategy (video)

A week ago, Republican grandstanding in the House of Representatives shutdown the US government. Saying they want to “save the American people from the threat of Obamacare” Tea Party anarchists … Continue reading

October 7, 2013

New Research: ‘Guns Do Not Make a Nation Safer’

With each massacre of innocent citizens, the demand for action on gun control by the US Congress intensifies. After the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December 2012,  it appeared as … Continue reading

September 18, 2013

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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.