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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Keep the Press Free: We Can’t Let Democrats Become Republicans (video)

For years, the Republican campaign style has been increasingly restrictive. George W. Bush started it all. McCain, Palin, and others who followed fine-tuned the information control tactics– requiring pre-registration and tickets … Continue reading

May 30, 2012

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

Will the Tequila Party succeed in building Latino political power?

The Tequila Party— the Latino answer song to the now-infamous Tea Party and the lesser-known Coffee Party— held its national kick-off last Saturday in Tucson, Arizona. Locally, the group is spearheaded … Continue reading

June 8, 2011 · 7 Comments

Lefties, mark your calendars for several upcoming events

Righties would like to believe that Lefties are at home, moping and depressed at the state of our state and our country– following the 2010 “shellacking”– and sipping Chardonnay as … Continue reading

February 10, 2011 · 3 Comments

Andrei Cherny’s election to Arizona Democratic Party State Chair: The rest of the story (video)

On Saturday, the Three Sonorans, Blog for Arizona, and Rum Romanisn and Rebillion reported that Andrei Cherny– No Labels co-founder and former candidate for Arizona state treasurer– won the office of … Continue reading

January 23, 2011 · 10 Comments

Goddard/Grijalva ask for delay: Should Democrats go ahead with reorganization vote on Saturday?

On Thursday, two Arizona Democratic Party luminaries– Terry Goddard and Raul Grijalva– asked the party faithful to delay the vote for new officers which is scheduled for tomorrow, January 22, … Continue reading

January 21, 2011 · 2 Comments

What is the future of the Democratic Party in Arizona: Voice your opinion at Drinking Liberally

Let’s face it. 2011 looks pretty damn depressing for liberals in Arizona– No Plan Jan will continue her reign of terror aided by corporate chums, private prison lobbyists, and a … Continue reading

December 8, 2010 · 6 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.