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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Join PDA’s Declaration of Independence from Corporate Rule

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) and allies have been working to overturn Citizens United, the dubious Supreme Court decision that opened the floodgates to let special interest money dominate and corrupt our elections. … Continue reading

July 9, 2014

Now that ‘Obamacare’ is Constitutional, the next step is Medicare for all

Whew…I feel as if we, as a country, have dodged a huge bullet today. As predicted yesterday by former Treasury Secretary Robert Reich, the Chief Justice John Roberts crossed party lines and sided … Continue reading

June 28, 2012

SCOTUS gives split decision on SB1070: UPDATE on Tucson protest

The US Supreme Court issued their long-awaited decision Arizona’s infamous SB1070. They struct down several parts of the “papers please” law, but kept the “papers please” part. From the Huffington Post… … Continue reading

June 24, 2012

Lawmakers call for investigation of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas… finally

Progressive groups like Common Cause have been calling for a conflict of interest investigation of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for months now. Back in January, Common Cause linked Justices Thomas … Continue reading

September 29, 2011 · 12 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.