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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

UPDATED: Monthly Progressive Roundtables Give PDA Members a ‘Seat at the Table’ (video)

UPDATE: This article was picked up by the national publication In These Times and by the Daily Kos Progressive Blog Round-up (from Blog for Arizona). Check out the In These Times version for more details: Knights … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

Can You Live on $4.50/day? 20 Congressional Leaders, Staff Join Food Stamp Challenge

Could you live on a $4.50/day food stamp allotment? Rep. Jim McGovern, who has been leading the charge to stop billions of dollars of cuts to the food stamp program … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Misplaced Congressional Priorities: Pork for the Pentagon but Not for Children

During the Bush II Era, excessive deficit spending was no big deal for Republicans. Congressional Republicans like Mitch McConnell, Jon Kyl, John McCain, Jeff Flake, Lindsay Graham, and even current … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · 9 Comments

PDA Calls on Members to Fight Against Food Stamp Cuts

Earlier today, I posted a story about Republicans’ draconian and racist amendment to the Farm Bill that would deny food stamp benefits for ex-convicts– for the rest of their lives. … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 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.