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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Balancing Responsibility & Liberty: The Yin & Yang of Public Policy (video)

This is the text of the talk that I gave at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson (UUCT) on July 30, 2017. (Watch the video here.) Our lives are made … Continue reading

August 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a comment

Cathi Herrod, Goldwater Institute, & AZ Taxpayer PAC Spread Medicaid Lies on Twitter

While following the ongoing #HobbyLobby Twitter storm recently, I bumped into several Tweets by the Arizona Taxpayer Action Committee. (I have no idea how things like this get into my … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Shopping the ACA Marketplace: One Small Business’ Route to ‘Affordable’ Healthcare

With full implementation of the  Affordable Care Act (ACA), January 2014 marks the beginning of a new era in health insurance in the US. For the chronically uninsured and for those with … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Affordable Care Act Claims: PolitiFact Sorts Fact from Fiction

As the Republican Congressional circus continues, October 1– the federal budget deadline and the Affordable Care Act health exchange roll-out date– is fast approaching. Teapublican Senatorial crusaders Ted Cruz and … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

States’ Rights Leads to Inequities in Healthcare

This map exemplifies what is wrong with letting states’ rights. State-by-state decisions lead to inequities, discrimination, legal inconsistencies, and redundant bureaucracies. The map– created by The Advisory Board Company– shows how … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Progressives Shut Out of Koch Brothers Medicaid Forum

Thanks to publicity on this blog, social media, and e-mail blasts, progressives and other Democrats came to the Americans for Prosperity “public forum” on Medicaid expansion last night at The Loft … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

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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.