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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Democrat Randall Friese Kicks-off Campaign for LD9 Representative (video)

Grassroots volunteers mingled with local and statewide Democratic Party glitterati at the official campaign kick-off event for Dr. Randall Friese, who is running for a seat in Arizona House of Representatives. Friese … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 7 Comments

AZ Star Perpetuates ‘Ethan Orr Is a Moderate’ Myth

In today’s Arizona Daily Star, columnist Tim Steller chides the Pima County Democratic Party for trying to take down “moderate” Republican LD9 Legislator Ethan Orr. First of all, a quick … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · 5 Comments

Arizona Legislature Opens: Watch ‘State of the Hate’ Address (video)

January 13 marked the opening of the Arizona Legislature’s 2014 session. Since Governor Jan Brewer took over the helm, this day of speeches has evolved into a day of protest. … Continue reading

January 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

From DC to Texas: Men Behaving Badly (video)

From the failure of the Farm Bill to the ups and downs of Immigration Reform to last-minute, late night anti-abortion bills— it’s been a wild ride lately. And, the craziness … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · 5 Comments

Anti-Choice ‘Onslaught’: GOP-Led State Legislatures Debate 300 Bills to Restrict Abortion Access (video)

Words like “onslaught,” “unprecedented,” “extremist,” “dangerous,” “unconstitutional,” “medically unnecessary,” “unscientific,” and “draconian” have been used to describe the Republican Party’s nationwide push to limit women’s healthcare, stop women from choosing … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · 10 Comments

Is It Worth It? $30 Billion to Buy Immigration Reform Votes of ‘Nativists & Racists’

The lamestream media is all a-flutter with the latest Congressional grand bargain story. Two Republican Senators– Bob Corker and John Hoeven– have struck a deal with the infamous “Gang of … Continue reading

June 22, 2013 · 4 Comments

Street Heat: Progressives Protest Against Food Stamp Cuts Nationwide

For weeks, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) has been turning up the heat on Congressional Democrats in an effort to stop the proposed $20 billion in cuts to the Supplemental … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 6 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.