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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

#LD9 Voters – Can’t Decide How to Vote? Watch the Debate (video)

The Arizona Clean Elections Commission recently hosted a debate between the three candidates vying for two seats in the Arizona House: Democrats Rep. Randy Friese and Pamela Powers Hannley (me) … Continue reading

November 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Know Your Candidates before You Vote

Residents of Legislative District 9 have a clear choice for Arizona House. Two Democrats Rep. Randy Friese and Pamela Powers Hannley are running against Tea Party candidate Ana Henderson. The … Continue reading

November 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ducey Uses ‘Reefer Madness’ Scare Tactics to Fight Marijuana Legalization (video)

Governor Doug Ducey and a representative from a big-pharma-funded PAC snuck into midtown Tucson this week to give business people a one-sided argument on why they should band together to … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Powers for the People: Pamela Powers Hannley Seeks LD9 House Seat

Yes, indeed, as has been hinted on this blog, I am running for the Arizona House to serve Legislative District 9. No, I don’t need a psychiatric evaluation. I’m running … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

New York Times Editorial Board Nods Toward #Marijuana Legalization

It’s been a big week for marijuana legalization in the Americas– with a Mexican court allowing limited cannabis growing rights, new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announcing he intends to … Continue reading

November 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Smoke ‘Em, If You Got ‘Em: Bernie Sanders Introduces Marijuana Legalization in US Senate

In the recent Democratic Party debate, Vermont Senator and Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders said he favored marijuana legalization, a stance that he had been hinting at for a while. Sanders … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

Over-Policing of Marijuana Possession by Maricopa County Attorney & ASU

The case of Andre Maestas, a student at Arizona State University and a medical marijuana card holder, is a prime example of what’s wrong with Arizona’s drug enforcement policies and … Continue reading

September 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Mom Was an Anchor Baby

Since Donald Trump has brought “anchor babies” back into the public eye, I decided to re-post this story that was originally published in October 20, 2010 on TucsonCitizen.com. Russell Pearce is … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Does Bernie Sanders Have ‘White People Problems’? (video)

Saturday was a day of highs and lows for Senator Bernie Sanders. In the morning at Netroots Nation, Sanders became visibly annoyed by Black Lives Matter protesters who wanted to … Continue reading

July 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Progressives: Let’s Move Hillary and Bernie to the Left (video)

Several long-term politicians and a few wannabes have thrown their hats into the ring for the 2016 presidential bid (or are at least hinting at it). Democrats Hillary Clinton and … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · 7 Comments

About

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.

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