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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Glenn Beck calls on the feds to order Marines to end Occupy Wall Street (video)

OK, I know Glenn Beck is nuts, but millions of people listen to him… unfortunately. On his radio show today, Beck called the Occupy Wall Street protesters dangerous revolutionaries who … Continue reading

October 10, 2011 · 5 Comments

Peaceful beginning to Occupy Tucson (video)

Between 50 and 75 Tucsonans attended the First General Assembly of Occupy Tucson this morning. The peaceful and respectful crowd initially gathered in the plaza adjacent to the Unisource Energy … Continue reading

October 1, 2011 · 10 Comments

‘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

Cut, cut, cut: A popular short-term, buzzword strategy but does it make long-term sense?

Given: System-wide, US healthcare costs have been on an upward trajectory for decades. Given: The #1 reason Americans go bankrupt is that they cannot pay their medical bills. Given: As … Continue reading

August 25, 2011 · 9 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

On the 46th anniversary of Medicare, Republicans attack our ‘Great Society’

It’s highly ironic that the current social and political battle over our nation’s debt and deficit is occurring this week with the 46th anniversary of the signing of Social Security … Continue reading

July 27, 2011 · 7 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

Giffords’ deficit reduction town hall features right-wing talking points (video)

The featured speakers at a recent deficit reduction town hall in Tucson– David Walker from the Comeback America Initiative and Robert Bixby of the Concord Coalition— were well-versed in how … Continue reading

July 2, 2011 · 8 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

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

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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