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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Communist Party head braves Arizona: Sam Webb to speak in Tucson and Phoenix

Communist! Fascist! Socialist! Nazi! Liberal! Teapublican! Capitalist! Often political labels are tossed about in the US will little understanding of what they mean. This coming weekend Arizonans will have a … Continue reading

March 9, 2011 · 21 Comments

Steve Leal Show today: The assault on workers and unions by the corporate oligarchy and their pawns

Want to learn more about the assault on state workers, the middle class, unions, and pension plans in Arizona and across the US? Tune in to the Steve Leal radio … Continue reading

February 24, 2011 · 4 Comments

Disgusted? It’s time to organize: PDA meeting Feb. 21

Since I wrote Disgusted? It’s time to organize a year ago, our state’s swirl down the drain has accelerated, and the Republican-controlled US House of Representatives is working hard for … Continue reading

February 20, 2011 · 9 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.