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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Top 20 Reasons Why Republicans Want to Repeal Obamacare (video)

In Elysium, Matt Damon’s 2013 post-apocalyptic drama, the 1% are safely ensconced on a idyllic floating space station (Elysium). In contrast, the 99% toil in poverty and grime and suffer … Continue reading

November 7, 2014

Protest Planned to Greet Boehner at $500/plate Fundraiser for McSally & Tobin

As announced earlier this week, the worst-ever Speaker of the US House of Representatives, John Boehner, is coming to Marana on Saturday to be the headliner at a $500/plate fundraising dinner for … Continue reading

March 28, 2014

Boehner & the White Man’s Party Prepare to Kill Immigration Reform

Knuckle-dragging Republicans in the US House of Representatives have said that they will NOT– that is NOT with capital letters– pass an immigration “reform” bill that includes a path to … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · 3 Comments

You go, girl: Nancy draws line in the sand after women excluded from budget talks

The good ole boys reached an 11th hour federal budget deal a week ago, but as they say, “It’s not over ’til it’s over.” Both houses of Congress have to … Continue reading

April 14, 2011 · 2 Comments

‘The High Price of Rigidity’

No compromise! No negotiation! No discussion! No public input! These are the rallying cries of the Tea Party in the Arizona Legislature and in the US Congress. Here is a … Continue reading

March 30, 2011 · 2 Comments

Religious leaders challenge politicians: What would Jesus cut?

Bible-thumping politicians abound in Arizona and across the US. You know who they are. They’re the ones who fight valiantly for the rights of the unborn, speechify about their faith … Continue reading

March 3, 2011 · 20 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.