Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Can Arizona Democrats Take Back Kyl’s Senate Seat in November?

When long-time Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl announced his impending retirement in February 2011, the chances of a Democrat filling that seat seemed so remote that most news stories—including this one from Politico—only … Continue reading

June 22, 2012

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

If Richard Carmona Were a Student Today, Would Pima College Accept Him? (video)

US Senate Candidate and former Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona makes no bones about his life on the streets of Harlem as the son of Puerto Rican immigrants. A self-described “street kid” … Continue reading

May 5, 2012

Carmona on SB1070 and the Supremes

This week’s Supreme Court and Senate debates/hearings on Arizona’s infamous SB1070 anti-immigrant have been a real eye-opener. If you haven’t been paying attention, here are a few stories… Russell Pearce: … Continue reading

April 26, 2012

Carmona raises impressive $570,000 in six weeks (video)

Former Surgeon General and Tucson resident Richard Carmona, who is running for retiring Senator Jon Kyl’s seat, raised an impressive $570,000 in six weeks. Carmona is challenging Phoenix lawyer Don Bivens … Continue reading

January 18, 2012 · 2 Comments

Follow Me on Twitter

Follow Tucson Progressive on WordPress.com

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.