Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Save Tucson’s Sign Code: Will tinkering bring back the ugliest street in US?

Cluttered with so many signs that you can hardly see the street, Speedway Blvd. was dubbed the ugliest street in American by Life Magazine in 1970. Being known as “ugly” … Continue reading

June 14, 2011 · 37 Comments

Would Paul Ryan’s Medicare voucher plan increase the medical bankruptcy rate? It could happen.

Rep. Paul Ryan’s extreme cost-cutting budget passed the US House of Representatives last Friday on a straight party line vote– all Republicans voting for it, all Democrats against it. Although … Continue reading

April 18, 2011 · 3 Comments

‘The false debate on the debt’

Here is an awesome commentary on the national debt debate from The Nation… In the ever-so-smug company of the rich and powerful it is a given that there is never … Continue reading

April 16, 2011 · 5 Comments

America: Do you want the ‘people’s budget’ or the military-industrial complex’s budget?

Congress sort of put the 2011 budget to bed last Friday with an 11th hour deal that forestalled a federal government shutdown. Teapublicans had a laundry list of progressive legislation … Continue reading

April 12, 2011 · 34 Comments

The death of capitalism? Survey shows American citizens’ support waning

Is the sleeping giant of the American electorate awakening to the destruction of our country by greedy corporatists? Well, maybe. A new poll released by a Toronto company shows that … Continue reading

April 11, 2011 · 9 Comments

As UA tuition increases, will mini-dorms become empty monuments to greed?

Michael Goodman, Richard Studwell, and other local developers have been merrily knocking down old houses and replacing them with mini-dorms for years now. They saw dollar signs when the University … Continue reading

April 6, 2011 · 10 Comments

City Council unanimously votes ‘business friendly’– twice

The Tucson City Council unanimously voted business friendly twice at last night’s meeting– approving a new Land Use Code requiring fewer parking spaces and approving a billboard along Tucson’s scenic … Continue reading

March 23, 2011 · 4 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.