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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Zona Politics LD9 Interviews: There’s a Progressive in the House (video)

Primary races are good for the Democratic Party because they allow different opinions to be heard. Last night while watching the Democratic National Convention (DNC), the value of the Clinton … Continue reading

July 26, 2016

Rubio & Kasich: The Myth of the Republican Moderate (video)

I was appalled by last night’s Lawrence O’Donnell Show on MSNBC. O’Donnell and his guests were discussing the “moderate” policies of Republican Party Presidential contenders Florida Senator Marco Rubio and … Continue reading

February 23, 2016

Planned Parenthood Supporters Fight Back: Pink Out Day, Sept 29

Republicans in Congress have been yammering for weeks about shutting down the US government — again— rather than compromise on a budget. Since the Tea Party took over in 2010, … Continue reading

September 28, 2015

Pro-Choice Advocates Fight Back in Wis, NC, & Texas

Pro-choice advocates are fighting the Republican Party’s anti-woman laws in Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Texas. In Wisconsin, a federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order to block enforcement of … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

Brewer Stops Preventive Service Funding for Planned Parenthood (video)

While insisting that the War on Women is a myth cooked up by Democrats, Teapublicans nationwide continue to propose and pass anti-women legislation. The latest salvo in the War on Women came Friday … Continue reading

May 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

War on Women: AZ Legislature Fuels the Fire

In 2010 and 2011, the Arizona Legislature led the way for crazy extremist laws against immigrants and brown people in general. Changing their focus slightly, the Arizona Legislature decided to … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · 2 Comments

‘Men in black dresses’ have their way with women’s heath: US House de-funds family planning (video)

[tnivideo caption=”Rep. Jackie Spier (D-CA) on abortion” credit=””]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz5DZJgclKQ[/tnivideo] At the end of last week, the US House of Representatives voted 218 – 185 to stop funding organizations that perform abortions– … Continue reading

February 20, 2011 · 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.