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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Arizona Rednecks Plan Murrieta-Style Ugly American Protest in Oracle, AZ

5 UPDATEs at the end. Two Oracle facilities may be sheltering unaccompanied migrant children soon– one in midtown Tucson at Oracle and Drachman and one tucked into the Catalina Mountains … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · 26 Comments

A Truly ‘Christian’ Nation Would NOT Deport Refugees (video)

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are Life, Liberty, … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · 5 Comments

Immigration Blow-up: 1000s of Children Flood the Border

In Tucson, we live on the front lines of the battle for immigration reform. As the Congress rushes to further militarize the US-Mexico border with more Border Patrol officers and … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Migration Policy Institute Report Clears the Way for Evolution of Deportation Policy

From the National Day Laborer Organizing Network… Today, the Migration Policy Institute issued a new report, The Deportation Dilemma, that helps shed light on unprecedented deportations and criminal prosecution of immigrants. … Continue reading

April 29, 2014

Immigration Reform NOW: Protestors Blockade Entrance to Eloy Detention Center

From the arrest of Congressman Raul Grijalva and other progressive representatives last week at an immigration reform rally to protesters chaining themselves to immigration detention center buses to the blockade … Continue reading

October 14, 2013

Who Is Homeland Security Watching? Off-the-grid Fertilizer Plant vs On-the-Grid Citizenry

Last week was an outrageous news week for our country with the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday, the explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant on Wednesday, and the shoutout, manhunt, … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Immigration Reform questions for Obama from the National Day Laborer Organizing Network

Good questions from the National Day Laborer Organizing Network… Key Questions for the White House on Immigration Reform 1.  It is widely reported that the Obama administration has deported unprecedented numbers of immigrants, … Continue reading

January 22, 2013

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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.