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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Balanced Public Health Policy Should Be Legislature’s Goal (video)

This is the transcript of my opening remarks at the Arizona Public Health Association Conference on Oct. 3, 2018. A video of the speech is below. It is an honor … Continue reading

October 13, 2018

#StopThief Fair Tax Forum: It’s Time to Review Corp Tax Giveaways (video)

#RedForEd lifted the veil from our eyes and put the issue of corporate tax giveaways front and center in the fight to restore public education funding in Arizona. As many … Continue reading

August 3, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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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.