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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Maternal & Child Health! The Movie! (video)

Now that I have your attention… Who can resist babies doing yoga coupled with multiple exclamation points? As many of you know, maternal and child health has been my focus … Continue reading

October 24, 2019

Maternal & Child Health… a Dialogue with Rep. Powers Hannley (video)

What is the state of maternal and child health in the state of Arizona? Well, it certainly could be better. Arizona ranks in the 40s (out of 50 states) in … Continue reading

September 20, 2019

Housing & Gentrification: What Is the Path Forward?

Nearly 400 people packed the El Rio auditorium on June 22 to hear the seven Democrats who running for Mayor and the Ward 1 City Council seat talk about housing … Continue reading

July 18, 2019

Pima County Seniors Protest Martha McSally’s Attacks on Social Security

Seniors Mark Social Security Anniversary, Protest McSally’s Support for Privatization Local seniors will gather this afternoon on the 79th anniversary of Social Security’s enactment to call on Martha McSally to … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Fruity or Oaky? Rambling Thoughts on White People Problems

My coffee table book is too large for my coffee table. My Internet connection is too slow. My dishwasher doesn’t really get the dishes clean. iPads should have a USB … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Can You Live on $4.50/day? 20 Congressional Leaders, Staff Join Food Stamp Challenge

Could you live on a $4.50/day food stamp allotment? Rep. Jim McGovern, who has been leading the charge to stop billions of dollars of cuts to the food stamp program … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Poverty by the Numbers Report Reveals a Cruel Nation

As Republicans in Congress are poised to cut billions from the food stamp program, a new report about poverty in America reveals how many millions of Americans need social safety … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · 9 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.