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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Congress: Where are the jobs? (video)

At yesterday’s northwest Tucson town hall Arizona Senator John McCain got an earful from progressives, conservatives, and other Southern Arizonans who are “mad as hell and not going to take … Continue reading

August 10, 2011 · 6 Comments

Mother Nature: Tear down this wall (video)

The US-Mexico border fence between has been ballyhoo’d by the right as necessary to border security, denegrated human rights advocates as a contributing factor in border deaths, and repeated breached … Continue reading

August 10, 2011 · 9 Comments

On the 46th anniversary of Medicare, Republicans attack our ‘Great Society’

It’s highly ironic that the current social and political battle over our nation’s debt and deficit is occurring this week with the 46th anniversary of the signing of Social Security … Continue reading

July 27, 2011 · 7 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

Despite public opinion, Republicans fight for the Limbaugh-Beck-Palin Tax Relief Plan (video)

Last week the US House of Representatives voted to extend the Bush Era tax cuts to poor and middle class but not to richest 2% of Americans. On Saturday, predictably, … Continue reading

December 5, 2010 · 5 Comments

Flip-flopper McCain shows his homophobia and his age on DADT

“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” (DADT)– the weird US military policy that says gays and Lesbians can serve in the military as long as no one can tell they’re gay– has … Continue reading

December 3, 2010 · 9 Comments

AZ Senators playing games and promoting international conflicts

“John McCain never met a war he didn’t like.” This phrase was repeated several times during the recent election. Stories on The Hill blog and today’s Arizona Daily Star prove … Continue reading

November 29, 2010 · 10 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.