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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Arizona Workers Deserve a Living Wage & a Lot More (video)

Far too many good-paying, full-time jobs disappeared when Wall Street crashed our economy back in 2009. Unfortunately, these jobs were replaced with part-time, low-wage, no-benefits jobs in the gig economy. … Continue reading

June 10, 2016

State Political Meetings: AZ GOP Nullifies Fed Law, while Dems Endorse Marijuana Legalization

The party faithful of the Arizona Democratic and Republican Parties gathered on Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Maricopa County for their respective State Committee Meetings. State law requires official political … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Sonoran Alliance says ‘grassroots effort’ (not dark money) defeated Props 121 &204 (video)

Sonoran Alliance– a conservative mouthpiece– has reported that a “strong grassroots effort” by staunch Arizona conservatives defeated Proposition 121 (open primaries) and Proposition 204 (permanent 1 cent sales tax to … Continue reading

November 16, 2012

Update on Arizona Republican Party state chair race

Continuing my quest to give Arizona’s Republican Party equal time, here’s an update on my story from yesterday on the race for Republican Party state chair. You’ll remember I complained … Continue reading

January 20, 2011 · 1 Comment

Republican Party reorganization meeting: The other race for state party chair

To read that left-wing rag TucsonCitizen.com, you’d think the only political party holding a reorg meeting on Saturday, January 22 in Phoenix is the Democratic Party. But, wait, there’s more… … Continue reading

January 19, 2011 · 4 Comments

Bruce Ash– gag me

Ok, Ok, I know that this is supposed to be the new age of civility, but every time I hear Republican Party mouthpiece Bruce Ash’s twisted logic and his “This … Continue reading

January 19, 2011 · 12 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.