Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Dem Statewide Meeting: ‘We Can Win with a Progressive Message’

I have been back in Tucson for two weeks now, and it’s been a fun whirlwind of visits, phone calls, and events with Tucson friends and family, LD9 constituents, fellow … Continue reading

June 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beyond #PrayerGate: Secular Coalition Honors ‘Secular Stars’ (video)

One of the big stories of the 2017 session of the 53rd Legislature was #PrayerGate. On April 18, 2017, Rep. Athena Salman, who is an atheist, read a secular meditation … Continue reading

June 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Legislative Whirlwind Begins: Tours & Meetings, Oh, My! (Part 1)

Since Dec. 1, newly elected members of the Arizona House have received a whirlwind of invitations for meetings, trainings, luncheons, dinners, tours, coffees, workshops, receptions, BBQs, caucus meetings, briefings, orientations– … Continue reading

January 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Transitions for the New Year: I’m ‘In It To Win It’

The beginning of a New Year is often a time for transitions. On Monday, January 4, 2016, I will make a major life transition as I step down from my … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · 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

Tucsonans Take to the Streets to Protest Ducey/GOP Budget

More than 1000 people rallied at the Arizona Capitol to protest cuts to education on Thursday. The Phoenix rally spawned a similar protest in Tucson, where 100 people protested millions of … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · 3 Comments

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

Tucson Rep. Ethan Orr Votes FOR Voter Suppression Bill HB2196

Squeaky clean, self-proclaimed Republican moderate LD9 Rep. Ethan Orr voted for the voter suppression bill, HB2196 today, and it passed in committee. You’ll remember that the House Judiciary Committee tried to hear … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Sunshine Is Best Disinfectant: AZ Legislature Delays Voter Suppression Discussion

Yesterday, the Judiciary Committee of the Arizona House of Representatives was scheduled to discuss repealing last year’s omnibus voter suppression bill (HB2305). Since thousands of Arizona citizens had signed petitions … Continue reading

January 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

HB2305 Redux: Arizona Legislature Hell Bent on Suppressing Your Right to Vote

In the wee hours of the 2013 session of the Arizona Legislature, Republican legislators cobbled together several voter suppression initiatives that had gone no where and passed them (at the … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · 3 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.

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At the #PRSA digital communication workshop today, Joshua Surridge from #canyonranch was a presenter. I was lucky enough to win a week at Canyon Ranch in 2001. It changed my life and helped me escape my family history of diabetes. For many years, I drove around town with Canyon Ranch’s “Don’t Postpone Joy” bumper sticker on my car. #tucson #spa #wellness #healthylifestyle