Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

PDA Tucson Clean Elections Forum Nov 16

What is Clean Elections all about? Why would anyone choose to run for office using Arizona’s Clean Elections system– rather than run a “traditional” political campaign fueled by as much … Continue reading

November 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dem Statewide Meeting: ‘We Can Win with a Progressive Message’

I have been back in Tucson for two weeks now, and it’s been a fun whirlwind of visits, phone calls, and events with Tucson friends and family, LD9 constituents, fellow … Continue reading

June 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

John Nichols on Money in Politics: $10 Billion in Political Ads in 2012 (video)

One issue that unites millions of voters is  their disgust for big-money politics and their hatred of misleading, negative political advertising. When I go door-to-door with my campaign flier, I … Continue reading

July 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

‘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

Can Public Banking Spur Economic Growth in Southern Arizona?

Tucson is one of the most impoverished cities in the country—for many reasons. The Arizona Legislature—driven by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and short-sighted, “small government” ideology—has routinely swept … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 6 Comments

PDA Meeting: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Affordable Care Act (and Healthcare Reform)

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and healthcare reform, in general, will be the focus of PDA Tucson’s general membership meeting on Thursday, Nov. 14. Andrea Witte (the Connect the Dots Lady) … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

UPDATE: Oct 16 PDA Tucson Fall Membership Meeting Postponed until Nov 14

October 15 Update: Yesterday, I posted a notice about the Fall Membership Meeting of PDA Tucson. The headline speaker was to be Congressman Raul Grijalva. The Congressman had to cancel, … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Climate Smart Southwest: Are YOU Ready for Climate Change?

Is it hot enough for ya? In the coming years, as temperatures rise, weather patterns evolve, and plant and animal species become extinct, that wry, old country greeting will lose it’s … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

About

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.

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At the #PRSA digital communication workshop today, Joshua Surridge from #canyonranch was a presenter. I was lucky enough to win a week at Canyon Ranch in 2001. It changed my life and helped me escape my family history of diabetes. For many years, I drove around town with Canyon Ranch’s “Don’t Postpone Joy” bumper sticker on my car. #tucson #spa #wellness #healthylifestyle