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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

From DC to Texas: Men Behaving Badly (video)

From the failure of the Farm Bill to the ups and downs of Immigration Reform to last-minute, late night anti-abortion bills— it’s been a wild ride lately. And, the craziness … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · 5 Comments

Pro-Choice Advocates Fight Back in Wis, NC, & Texas

Pro-choice advocates are fighting the Republican Party’s anti-woman laws in Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Texas. In Wisconsin, a federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order to block enforcement of … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

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

Perry & Kasich: War on Women Heats Up in Texas & Ohio

Teapublican Legislatures in Texas and Ohio have been working diligently in recent weeks on sexist laws aimed at the suppression of women. Last week Texas State Senator Wendy Davis became … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · 5 Comments

Cut, cut, cut: A popular short-term, buzzword strategy but does it make long-term sense?

Given: System-wide, US healthcare costs have been on an upward trajectory for decades. Given: The #1 reason Americans go bankrupt is that they cannot pay their medical bills. Given: As … Continue reading

August 25, 2011 · 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.