Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Dem Statewide Meeting: ‘We Can Win with a Progressive Message’

I have been back in Tucson for two weeks now, and it’s been a fun whirlwind of visits, phone calls, and events with Tucson friends and family, LD9 constituents, fellow … Continue reading

June 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Trip Down Memory Lane: What is our shared vision for downtown Tucson?

This article was originally published in 2009 on my Progressive Examiner blog. This month [November 2009] marks the end of an era in downtown Tucson– an era of art, innovation, … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Who Knew? Countries that Make Stuff Are Better Off than Countries that Play the Market

Those Germans. First they win the World Cup, and now they’re ranked #1 in trade. Germany has a trade surplus of $257 billion (a sign of a truly robust economy.) … Continue reading

July 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

4 Lanes? 6 Lanes? 100 Ft? How Wide Should Broadway Blvd Be?

Back in 2006, Pima County voters approved the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and a 20-year plan to improve or create roads, bridges, bike paths, bus pullouts, and more. Hundreds of projects have … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Four buses of Tucson unionists go State Capitol for Day of Action

When I originally reported on the AFL-CIO Day of Action, I said four bus-loads of unionists were going to the Capitol to lobby Legislators and demonstrate against the anti-labor bills. … Continue reading

March 1, 2012 · 5 Comments

Yippee! The Gem and Mineral Show is here (video)

Ready for a serious shot of retail therapy? The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show starts today– January 28, 2012. The Gem Show is clearly one of the best reasons to … Continue reading

January 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Are ‘casinos’ the 6th ‘C’ in Arizona’s economic development plan?

When old timers talk about Arizona’s economy, they often refer to the “5 C’s”– cotton, copper, cattle, citrus, and climate. The “5 C’s” built Arizona, but how relevant are they … Continue reading

December 20, 2011 · 6 Comments

UPDATED: TPD evicts Occupy Tucson from Armory Park in the dead of night

Occupy Tucson has been evicted from Armory Park and the main library by the Tucson Police Department late last night. Rousting people out of their tents to ticket them is … Continue reading

November 4, 2011 · 110 Comments

Tucson Progressive gets a ticket at Occupy Tucson (video)

Friday night was Friends and Family Campout night at Occupy Tucson. Since I had not seen any video of the non-infamous ticketing process, I decided to camp out. After dinner … Continue reading

October 29, 2011 · 35 Comments

California medical marijuana crackdown: Is it Tom Horne’s fault?

Late last week US attorneys announced a crackdown on the “large, for-profit medical marijuana industry” in California. From CNN… [The attorneys sent] letters of warning to landlords and lien holders … Continue reading

October 11, 2011 · 11 Comments

About

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.

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