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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Why Can’t the Ronstadt Center Be an Open-Air Transit & Community Space?

Do you remember the controversy surrounding redevelopment of the Ronstadt Transit Center? Back in 2013-2014, developers were making a play to redevelopment the Ronstadt Transit Center. They had pitched redevelopment of the … Continue reading

August 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Rick Grinnell: Mayor for Tucson’s 1%

For a city with the highest rate of poverty in the Sunbelt, you’d think there would be a few candidates talking about poverty, homelessness, unemployment/underemployment, and related issues in their … Continue reading

October 27, 2011 · 34 Comments

Tucson’s downtown hotel: Who’s on first? Rio Nuevo Board passes hotel back to M&C (Part 2)

The tortured saga of Tucson’s new downtown hotel has been a long and twisted one. Do we need a giant, glittering new hotel downtown? How much will it cost? Who … Continue reading

September 27, 2010

Tucson’s downtown hotel: To be or not to be? (Part 1)

Since he took office, City Councilman Steve Kozachik has been trying to hold the Mayor’s and other council members’ feet to the fire on the new downtown hotel deal. The … Continue reading

September 27, 2010 · 5 Comments

Should the RTA take over SunTran? I vote “no”

>For several weeks, the issue of SunTran control has been bouncing around the City Council Chambers and the media. Today as the Tucson City Council considered whether or not to … Continue reading

August 4, 2010 · 1 Comment

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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.