Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

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

Two Cyclovia Tucson Events this Year: April 7 & 28

Cyclovia– a community event celebrating cycling and sustainable living– is holding two “car-free” and “care-free” community bike rides in April. On April 7, a downtown loop ride will take participants … Continue reading

March 26, 2013

Arizona Dems Split on ‘Back to Work’ Budget Vote

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013, the US House of Representatives voted on a series of amendments to the Republican Majority Budget, penned by Rep. Paul Ryan. The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) amendment, dubbed … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Tucson Progressives & Democrats Back the ‘Back to Work’ Budget

The following commentary about the current budget battles in DC was submitted to the Arizona Daily Star for publication. Since the Star chooses to primarily publicize Republican budget plans– and no other ideas, including … Continue reading

March 20, 2013

Koch Brothers Organize to Stop Medicaid Expansion in Arizona, Nationwide

In recent months, a handful of Republican governors have softened their stances on Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Showing a bit of financial savvy and (dare I say) … Continue reading

March 6, 2013

AZ Dem reorganization meeting: Not a good day for incumbents

Saturday, January 26, was a day of surprises– a bad day for incumbent Democratic Party officers but a good day for activists and young Democrats. It was the culmination of the … Continue reading

January 27, 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.