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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

‘The Nation’ Celebrates Its 150 Year Anniversary in Tucson this Weekend (video)

The Nation magazine is 150 years old this year, and Tucson is playing a major role in the celebration. The Blog for Arizona Calendar has a complete list of The … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

John Nichols & The Nation Are Coming to Tucson (video)

Author and commentator John Nichols of The Nation will make his annual trek to Tucson for the Festival of Books, but this year, he’s bringing his colleagues. To mark it’s … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

PDA National Director Tim Carpenter Dies: Progressives Push ‘Forward’

The New Progressive Era lost a giant with the passing of Tim Carpenter on Monday, following a protracted battle with cancer. As co-founder and National Director of Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), Tim was … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

PDA Meeting, Jan 23: Should Arizona Move Its Money? (video)

Following the Wall Street crash and the housing market collapse a few years ago, the Move Your Money campaign encouraged millions of Americans to take their money out of big … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Protest Low Pay for Fast Food Workers in Tucson on Dec 5

Across the US– and here in Tucson– citizens will be standing in solidarity with fast food workers who are demanding a living wage. The Tucson protest is at the McDonalds … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

PDA Street Heat: Prosperity Not Austerity Rally at Raul’s

Progressives in Congress and across the country are fighting the tide of right wing extremism on multiple fronts– from food stamps to cuts in Social Security to stalled immigration reform … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

How Progressives Stopped the Farm Bill

When Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) rallied its membership and asked them to take to the streets, their computers, and their telephones to oppose food stamp cuts in the farm … Continue reading

June 22, 2013 · 3 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.