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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Close the Meth Lab of Democracy: Vote Blue Today

It’s time for Arizona to stop being the brunt of jokes on Comedy Central and time to close the Meth Lab of Democracy. Meth– like dark money from the Koch Brothers, … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Climate Smart Southwest: Are YOU Ready for Climate Change?

Is it hot enough for ya? In the coming years, as temperatures rise, weather patterns evolve, and plant and animal species become extinct, that wry, old country greeting will lose it’s … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Updated: Opposition Mounts to AZ Voter Suppression Bill, Citizens’ Veto Referendum Launched

UPDATE, July 14, 2013 Not surprisingly, Governor Jan Brewer signed the Omnibus Voter Suppression Bill (HB2305). This legislation will: make it harder for people to vote, immediately knock as many … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · 5 Comments

Is It Worth It? $30 Billion to Buy Immigration Reform Votes of ‘Nativists & Racists’

The lamestream media is all a-flutter with the latest Congressional grand bargain story. Two Republican Senators– Bob Corker and John Hoeven– have struck a deal with the infamous “Gang of … Continue reading

June 22, 2013 · 4 Comments

Breaking News: Farm Bill Defeated 234-195, AZ Dems Split

The Farm Bill– which included $20 Billion in cuts to food stamps– went down in flames in the US House of Representatives this morning. The vote was 234-195, with 62 … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · 3 Comments

Arizona House Busies Itself with Prayer

The Arizona State Senate and the House of Representatives begin each session with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. On some level, I understand the inclusion of the Pledge … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Tucson & Worldwide: March Against Monsanto, May 25

Citizens in Tucson– and more than 300 other cities– will be marching, preaching, and organizing against Monsanto and genetically modified foods this coming Saturday, May 25. More than 900 Tucsonans … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 1 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.