Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Will the Real John Huppenthal Please Stand Up?

Since Blog for Arizona broke the story, new insights into Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal’s secret life as an Internet troll continue to be revealed as bloggers and … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

J.T. Ready– Neo-Nazi, Russell Pearce’s Pal, and Candidate for Sheriff– Dead

Jason “J.T.” Ready killed four people before killing himself today in a grisley murder-suicide in Gilbert, Arizona. According to the Arizona Republic and USA Today, Ready killed his girlfriend, her daughter, the daughter’s … Continue reading

May 2, 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

AZ Republicans deny extension of unemployment benefits: Hold them accountable!

Last week, Governor Jan Brewer called the Arizona Legislature into special session to make a one-word change in state law which would allow extension of unemployment benefits to the chronically … Continue reading

June 15, 2011 · 5 Comments

AZ Elections Director ‘goofs’ and derails Pearce recall effort

File this under the “so close but so far away” category. Hundreds of volunteers from all over the state have been passing and signing petitions to recall Arizona State Senator … Continue reading

May 20, 2011 · 2 Comments

Interesting reading: Healthcare reform to toll roads to wing-nuts

People send me links to interesting articles all the time– hoping I will write about the issues– but I have a life beyond the TucsonCitizen.com and can’t write about everything. … Continue reading

May 17, 2011 · 1 Comment

Channeling Raul…

US Congressman Raul Grijalva penned a moderate Op-Ed on ethnic studies for Sunday’s Arizona Daily Star: Political Fight over Ethnic Studies Should Never Have Been Ignited at All In his … Continue reading

May 16, 2011

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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.