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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Police step up enforcement: DeCamp arrested at Occupy Tucson on Thanksgiving

Former Green Party Mayoral Candidate and staunch Occupy Tucson support Mary DeCamp was arrested and taken from Veinte de Agosto Park last night– Thanksgiving. News bulletin from the Occupation… Tonight, … Continue reading

November 25, 2011 · 9 Comments

Super Committee’s failure adds to Congress’ 9% approval rating (video)

Americans across the political spectrum can agree on one thing: Congress is ineffective and dysfunctional. The recent dismal failure of the much-ballyhooed Super Congress is just another example of their … Continue reading

November 25, 2011 · 11 Comments

Money and power: Who is behind TREO?

Since 2005, Tucson and Pima County have sunk millions of dollars into the economic development group Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, Inc. (TREO). Until I read Josh Brodesky’s recent Arizona Daily … Continue reading

November 21, 2011 · 8 Comments

UPDATED: TPD evicts Occupy Tucson from Armory Park in the dead of night

Occupy Tucson has been evicted from Armory Park and the main library by the Tucson Police Department late last night. Rousting people out of their tents to ticket them is … Continue reading

November 4, 2011 · 110 Comments

Who is Tucson’s progressive choice for mayor?

Tucson is in the midst of an all mail-in election for mayor and 3 city council seats. Ballots were mailed to all registered voters a few weeks ago, but I’m … Continue reading

November 3, 2011 · 27 Comments

Occupy Tucson curfew citations continue as movement spreads to 3 parks

Occupy Tucson began on Oct. 15 at Armory Park— after a shift from Pancho Villa Park to accommodate Tucson Meet Yourself. Now the demonstration is taking place at 3 locations downtown— … Continue reading

November 2, 2011 · 4 Comments

Notes from the Occupation: Camping and court dates

This is the fifth in a series of personal accounts from the Occupation of Tucson. In this letter, Green Party Mayoral Candidate Mary DeCamp talks about life in the Occupy … Continue reading

November 2, 2011 · 1 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.