Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Self-Actualization, White People Problems, & the War on the Poor

As one year comes to a close and another begins, people often look back at events to reflect and perhaps resolve to improve their lives or change their behaviors in … Continue reading

December 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Arizona Democratic Party Shows Its Progressive Side at State Committee Meeting

Progressive voices were heard loud and clear at Saturday’s Arizona Democratic Party (ADP) State Committee Meeting in Maricopa, Arizona. Unlike some past ADP meetings where progressives were ignored or where … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

UPDATED: Monthly Progressive Roundtables Give PDA Members a ‘Seat at the Table’ (video)

UPDATE: This article was picked up by the national publication In These Times and by the Daily Kos Progressive Blog Round-up (from Blog for Arizona). Check out the In These Times version for more details: Knights … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

PDA Street Heat: Robin Hood Ready

Don’t forget the Prosperity Not Austerity Rally at Raul’s today. 10:30-12 noon, 738 N. 5th Ave. Brings signs. We will thank Congressman Raul Grijalva for his progressive leadership while promoting … Continue reading

July 17, 2013

PDA Street Heat: Prosperity Not Austerity Rally at Raul’s

Progressives in Congress and across the country are fighting the tide of right wing extremism on multiple fronts– from food stamps to cuts in Social Security to stalled immigration reform … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Sinema too Republican? Votes to Reduce Banking Regulations

Citigroup knows how to schmooze Congress– and how to write legislation, apparently. Ever since the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act reinstated some regulations on Wall Street gamblers … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · 4 Comments

PDA to Congress: ‘Austerity Is Not an Option’

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) members visited more than 200 Congressional offices nationwide on May 15 with an urgent message for their representatives: “Austerity is not an option.” Over the … Continue reading

May 16, 2013

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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.