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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

UA student ‘housing’: Maxi-dorm developers rush to make big bucks

The Arizona Daily Star’s banner headline on Sunday was “Luxury for students”.  The article by Carli Broseau focused on a run-down (no pun intended) of the development that is in full … Continue reading

May 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Remembering May Day with movies: Black, brown, white– unite

May Day– more than any other day– is a holiday for the 99%. For decades, on May 1, workers around the world have honored the memory of Haymarket Square and … Continue reading

May 3, 2012

Public forum today: Should RTA knock down 100 buildings to make Broadway look like a freeway?

Ward 6 City Councilman Steve Kozachik is shaking up local politics again— by fighting for the people and for common sense. Koz’s latest crusade is challenging the $71 million Regional … Continue reading

April 30, 2012 · 5 Comments

Join the debate: Should Arizona adopt the open primary system?

Years of gerrymandering and cronyism have left Arizona with one of the most ideologically conservative, Teapublican Legislatures in the country. Instead of balancing the budget and funding programs (like education) … Continue reading

April 26, 2012 · 19 Comments

Where are all the women at? We’re at war. (video)

No longer just a punchline from Blazing Saddles— “Where are all the women at?” became a rallying cry for feminists across the country when a male-dominated Congressional committee refused to allow … Continue reading

April 6, 2012 · 23 Comments

AFL-CIO Day of Action draws 1000 workers: Unions keep the pressure on AZ Legislators (video)

  Last week’s AFL-CIO Day of Action at the State Capitol was a resounding success. Approximately 1000 workers came to Phoenix to express their displeasure with our state’s Republican-controlled government … Continue reading

March 6, 2012

On the eve of Super Tuesday: John Nichols critiques the Republican Presidential race (video)

Is Newt Gingrich really looking for his fourth wife on the campaign trail? Check out The Nation’s John Nichols’ humorous critique of the Republican Presidential candidates. Nichols spoke last week … Continue reading

March 5, 2012
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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.