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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Tag Archives: American Legislative Exchange Council

Tobin & Other AZ Republicans: 82 ALEC-Funded Trips Since 2011

From Progress Now Arizona… The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has spent at least $41,000 over the past three years hosting Arizona legislators on lavish out-of-state policy retreats – including … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a 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

ALEC’s Legacy of Destruction: PDA Members Join Anti-ALEC Protesters in Chicago (video)

Inside the 40th annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Chicago, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and other right-wing big-wigs addressed ALEC members and on-the-dole politicians. Outside, … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

In Light of Local Poverty, Tucson Needs Creative Direction & Progressive Economic Ideas

Business friendly? Tucson’s been there, done that, … and got the t-shirt at Goodwill. As former City Councilwoman Molly McKasson said, we put all of our eggs in the development … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · 10 Comments

America’s 10 most ‘hated’ companies

January is a month for “best” and “worst” lists. Media moguls gather at a trendy Manhattan watering holes, and, over dirty martinis, cook up lists to boost their sales. Last … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

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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.