Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Healthcare Forum: We Want to Hear Your Stories

For the past 30 years, my career has focused on health promotion, disease prevention, behavioral research, and communications. I have seen, photographed, and written about the good, the bad and … Continue reading

October 27, 2017

Top 20 Reasons Why Republicans Want to Repeal Obamacare (video)

In Elysium, Matt Damon’s 2013 post-apocalyptic drama, the 1% are safely ensconced on a idyllic floating space station (Elysium). In contrast, the 99% toil in poverty and grime and suffer … Continue reading

November 7, 2014

Boo Hoo: Two Sick Babies Hurt AOL’s Bottomline… Not

AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong reported that the highly profitable, multi-million-dollar company was forced to cut employee benefits because of  increased insurance costs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) … Continue reading

February 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

UPDATE: Oct 16 PDA Tucson Fall Membership Meeting Postponed until Nov 14

October 15 Update: Yesterday, I posted a notice about the Fall Membership Meeting of PDA Tucson. The headline speaker was to be Congressman Raul Grijalva. The Congressman had to cancel, … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Affordable Care Act Claims: PolitiFact Sorts Fact from Fiction

As the Republican Congressional circus continues, October 1– the federal budget deadline and the Affordable Care Act health exchange roll-out date– is fast approaching. Teapublican Senatorial crusaders Ted Cruz and … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Ronnie & Nancy Scold Congress for ‘Bringing the Country to the Edge of Default’ (video)

President Ronald Reagan has been elevated to God-like status by contemporary Republicans– particularly those who still believe in trickledown economics, union-busting, Welfare Queens, the “vegetable” ketchup, and spending BIG BUCKS … Continue reading

September 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

‘Life or Debt’: Dr. Danny on the Cost of Care (video)

More people in the US go bankrupt because of medical bills than for any other reason. Even in Massachusetts— where they have Romneycare (the model for Obamacare)– peoplewith health insurance are going bankrupt … Continue reading

March 28, 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.