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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

UPDATED: Occupy Tucson evicted peacefully from downtown (photos, video)

Throughout the day yesterday, Occupy Tucson posted calls to action on its  facebook page alerting supporters to a possible eviction that evening. For a little more than two months, Occupy … Continue reading

December 22, 2011 · 10 Comments

Occupy Tucson offers counter proposal to city attorney’s plea bargain (video)

Tucson City Attorney Mike Rankin offered Tucson Occupiers a plea bargain recently. At a legal meeting last week, we defendants heard the details of the plea bargain (which wasn’t much … Continue reading

December 19, 2011 · 24 Comments

Another Tucson Occupier taken into custody

As police and local governments begin major crackdowns across the US, the Tucson Police Department and Occupy Tucson continue their nightly dance of citations, arrests, and resistance at Veinte de … Continue reading

December 1, 2011 · 10 Comments

Tucson Occupiers climb trees and avoid arrest

Several Tucson Occupiers climbed the large trees at Veinte de Agosto Park after 10 p.m. on November 28. The Tucson Police, which had been citing protesters nightly for six weeks, … Continue reading

November 29, 2011 · 1 Comment

TPD arrests disabled Occupy Tucson protester

Joan Zatorski Puca was arrested by Tucson Police on Friday, November 25, 2011. Here is the video of the arrest. Her powerful statement below details her rational for submitting to … Continue reading

November 28, 2011 · 26 Comments

Tensions heat up at Occupy Tucson

For six weeks– through heavy rain and nightly disruption by the Tucson Police Department (TPD)– Occupy Tucson has maintained a peaceful encampment protest in downtown Tucson. TPD has issued more … Continue reading

November 28, 2011 · 15 Comments

Two more early morning arrests at Occupy Tucson

For weeks, Tucson Police and Occupy Tucson supporters played an orderly cat and mouse game. At 10:30 p.m. every night, the police came to the park, rousted Occupiers out of … Continue reading

November 26, 2011 · 35 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.