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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Street Heat: Progressives Protest Against Food Stamp Cuts Nationwide

For weeks, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) has been turning up the heat on Congressional Democrats in an effort to stop the proposed $20 billion in cuts to the Supplemental … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 6 Comments

Sinema Touts Bipartisanship: Is It Really a Good Strategy for Democrats? (video)

Bipartisanship is a popular buzz word in some political circles. Republicans use the call for “bipartisan solutions” to strong-arm Democrats into voting for bad ideas (like increased militarization and drone … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · 6 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

Arizona Dems Split on ‘Back to Work’ Budget Vote

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013, the US House of Representatives voted on a series of amendments to the Republican Majority Budget, penned by Rep. Paul Ryan. The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) amendment, dubbed … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Ward 6 Roast: From immigration reform to potholes, politicians answer voter questions (videos)

Although gun enthusiasts threatened to disrupt last week’s Ward 6 Roast, the event featuring a dozen politicians who represent midtown/downtown Tucson came off without a hitch. Organized by City Councilman … Continue reading

January 14, 2013

Three Sonorans Joins FOX News Latino and Discourages Voting

Local firebrand blogger D.A. Morales (AKA the Three Sonorans), who was ousted from theTucsonCitizen.com for his “reckless disregard for the truth,” has joined FOX News Latino. Judging by FOX News’ reputation… well, you get the … Continue reading

June 2, 2012

Barber vs Kelly vs Manolakis: The Most Boring Debate Ever

The Congressional District 8 (CD8) special election debate on Wednesday night was the most boring debate I have ever heard. High school graduate Jesse Kelly repeated the Teapublican talking points … Continue reading

May 24, 2012

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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.