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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Over-Policing of Marijuana Possession by Maricopa County Attorney & ASU

The case of Andre Maestas, a student at Arizona State University and a medical marijuana card holder, is a prime example of what’s wrong with Arizona’s drug enforcement policies and … Continue reading

September 26, 2015

Maricopa Hullabaloo: Can the Dems Beat Arpaio? (videos)

Maricopa County Democrats smell blood in the water. The notorious Sheriff Joe Arpaio is facing multiple legal battles– finally— and the Dems think that maybe… just maybe… they can oust him from the … Continue reading

July 30, 2012

Close down the Tent City Jail: Part Deux (video)

On Saturday, June 23, 2012, thousands of protesters from Puente Arizona, the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly, the United Church of Christ, and left-leaning activist groups held a rally and vigil at the … Continue reading

July 1, 2012

Thousands protest Arpaio’s Tent City Jail (video)

As anticipated, 1000s of protesters from the Unitarian Universalist Church, the United Church of Christ, Puente Arizona, and other groups descended upon Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Tent City Jail last night. … Continue reading

June 24, 2012

Arpaio’s Tea Party Patriots Face Off with the Unitarians at the Tent City Jail

Tonight– June 23– the Unitarian Universalists, Puente Arizona, and members of other liberal groups, including Progressive Democrats of America, will hold a peaceful vigil at the Maricopa County Tent City … Continue reading

June 23, 2012

The ‘Side of Love’ Confronts Arpaio: Saturday Night at the Tent City Jail

There’s going to be a showdown at the infamous Maricopa County Tent City Jail this Saturday, June 23, at 8 p.m. No, Sheriff Joe Arpaio won’t be shooting it out with Randy Parraz. Saturday night– at the … Continue reading

June 21, 2012

‘Under Arpaio’ a ‘must see’

Under Arpaio, a new documentary film by Tucson’s own Pan Left Productions is definitely a must see movie. The film by J.M. Aragon aired on Saturday to a packed house … Continue reading

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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.