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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

#GOP Says: ‘Don’t Vote’ & Leave the Governing to Us (video)

In case you haven’t heard, the corporate media has been telling Democrats for months that we won’t get our act together to vote. Now the GOP has released a direct … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Teapublican Legislative Update: Guns, Gays, God, & Greed

It’s so stressful when the Arizona Legislature is in session. It’s like living with an abusive parents because you never know when or where they will strike next– so, we … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Anti-Choice ‘Onslaught’: GOP-Led State Legislatures Debate 300 Bills to Restrict Abortion Access (video)

Words like “onslaught,” “unprecedented,” “extremist,” “dangerous,” “unconstitutional,” “medically unnecessary,” “unscientific,” and “draconian” have been used to describe the Republican Party’s nationwide push to limit women’s healthcare, stop women from choosing … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · 10 Comments

Keep the Press Free: We Can’t Let Democrats Become Republicans (video)

For years, the Republican campaign style has been increasingly restrictive. George W. Bush started it all. McCain, Palin, and others who followed fine-tuned the information control tactics– requiring pre-registration and tickets … Continue reading

May 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a comment

Will the Tequila Party succeed in building Latino political power?

The Tequila Party— the Latino answer song to the now-infamous Tea Party and the lesser-known Coffee Party— held its national kick-off last Saturday in Tucson, Arizona. Locally, the group is spearheaded … Continue reading

June 8, 2011 · 7 Comments

Chris Hayes smackdown: GOP haunted by big spending, corporate favors (video)

What does the Republican Party stand for? Small government and reduced spending. Right? Wrong. That’s their PR story, but that’s not their behavior. The graphic above leaves little to the … Continue reading

January 25, 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.