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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Arizona State Capitol Gun Nut Rally Draw Hundreds of Armed Protesters (video)

Phoenix videographer Dennis Gilman uploaded this video of a recent gun nut rally on the grounds of the Arizona State Capitol– obviously friendly territory for gun nuts. The video left … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

UPDATED with New Events: Progressives, Mark Your Calendars for April Events!

New events added for April 6 and 9. It’s only April 1, but already there is an impressive line-up of progressive events taking shape this month. In addition to these … Continue reading

April 1, 2013

Evil twins ALEC & the NRA: Working to keep America safe for capitalism

While many Americans are clamoring for gun control legislation on multiple levels, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the National Rifle Association (NRA) are working hard to maintain the … Continue reading

January 8, 2013

J.T. Ready– Neo-Nazi, Russell Pearce’s Pal, and Candidate for Sheriff– Dead

Jason “J.T.” Ready killed four people before killing himself today in a grisley murder-suicide in Gilbert, Arizona. According to the Arizona Republic and USA Today, Ready killed his girlfriend, her daughter, the daughter’s … Continue reading

May 2, 2012

Gov. Brewer: Here are a few more bills you could veto… pretty please… with sugar on it

Late April in Baja Arizona… ahhh… the weather is gorgeous, the skies are blue, plants are springing back to life, and community events pack the weekends. If Baja Arizona has … Continue reading

April 19, 2011 · 3 Comments

White Panthers: The corporatists and cronies who run Arizona with Russell Pearce’s help

Arizona has been in a state of devolution since Governor Jan Brewer, her right-hand man State Senate President Russell Pearce, and their lobbyist cronies took two years ago. You know … Continue reading

February 1, 2011 · 2 Comments

Brewer says ‘I’m the decider!’ And she’s ready to further diminish gun control laws (video)

[tnivideo caption=”How easy is it to buy a semi-automatic gun in Arizona? Scary easy.” credit=”gunshowsundercover”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jZupCp0q1M[/tnivideo] Dismissing the recent New York City sting operation and undercover purchases of high-powered firearms at … Continue reading

February 1, 2011 · 44 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.