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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

SCOTUS gives split decision on SB1070: UPDATE on Tucson protest

The US Supreme Court issued their long-awaited decision Arizona’s infamous SB1070. They struct down several parts of the “papers please” law, but kept the “papers please” part. From the Huffington Post… … Continue reading

June 24, 2012

Andrei Cherny– I Always Thought He Was a Republican (video)

Congressional candidate Andrei Cherny–Mr. No Labels, the guy who was installed as chair of the Arizona Democratic Party by bending the rules, and then quit the post to run for Congress– … Continue reading

June 23, 2012

Can Arizona Democrats Take Back Kyl’s Senate Seat in November?

When long-time Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl announced his impending retirement in February 2011, the chances of a Democrat filling that seat seemed so remote that most news stories—including this one from Politico—only … Continue reading

June 22, 2012

Brewer Stops Preventive Service Funding for Planned Parenthood (video)

While insisting that the War on Women is a myth cooked up by Democrats, Teapublicans nationwide continue to propose and pass anti-women legislation. The latest salvo in the War on Women came Friday … Continue reading

May 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

If Richard Carmona Were a Student Today, Would Pima College Accept Him? (video)

US Senate Candidate and former Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona makes no bones about his life on the streets of Harlem as the son of Puerto Rican immigrants. A self-described “street kid” … Continue reading

May 5, 2012

J.T. Ready– Neo-Nazi, Russell Pearce’s Pal, and Candidate for Sheriff– Dead

Jason “J.T.” Ready killed four people before killing himself today in a grisley murder-suicide in Gilbert, Arizona. According to the Arizona Republic and USA Today, Ready killed his girlfriend, her daughter, the daughter’s … Continue reading

May 2, 2012

PDA open primaries debate: Emotion vs Facts (video)

More than 60 Southern Arizonans turned out last night to hear two UA profs politely duked out the open primaries question in adebate sponsored by theProgressive Democrats of American (PDA) Tucson … Continue reading

April 27, 2012

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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.