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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Budget Battle: Can the Rich Afford to Pay Higher Taxes?

Since the Tea Party took over the House of Representatives after the disastrous 2010 election, you’d think the most pressing job facing the Congress was to lower taxes on the … Continue reading

March 19, 2013

Paul Ryan: Why Propose Stale Budget Policies We Voted Against in November?

Does Congressman Paul Ryan not realize that the Romney-Ryan ticket lost in November? And that President Barack Obama (who sounded like a progressive in the last days of the campaign) won … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

‘Hey, Jon Kyl, where are the jobs?’ Kyl’s staff huddles in office while protesters call out their boss (video)

Approximately 25 stalwarts representing National Nurses United, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), and MoveOn.org braved 108 degree temperatures to protest outside of US Senator Jon Kyl’s suburban Tucson office on … Continue reading

September 3, 2011 · 17 Comments

Nurses, PDA, and MoveOn join forces: Tax Wall Street/Heal America Campaign (video)

 Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), MoveOn.org, and local nurses are joining forces here in Tucson and nationwide to tell Congress that we are fed up with their coddling Wall Street, … Continue reading

August 30, 2011 · 5 Comments

Congress: Where are the jobs? (video)

At yesterday’s northwest Tucson town hall Arizona Senator John McCain got an earful from progressives, conservatives, and other Southern Arizonans who are “mad as hell and not going to take … Continue reading

August 10, 2011 · 6 Comments

Poverty, Unemployment, Unions, the ‘Beast’ … and You

According to Michael Moore, the beginning of the end was 30 years ago yesterday. On August 5, 1981, President Ronald Reagan fired striking air traffic controllers who had defied his … Continue reading

August 6, 2011 · 60 Comments

MoveOn urges members to take debt ceiling battle to the streets and to Congressional Offices

MoveOn.org is calling on us– all of us— to visit our Congressional representatives’ offices today, July 26, at noon and tell them to protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Don’t … Continue reading

July 26, 2011 · 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.