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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Gov. Brewer: Here are a few more bills you could veto… pretty please… with sugar on it

Late April in Baja Arizona… ahhh… the weather is gorgeous, the skies are blue, plants are springing back to life, and community events pack the weekends. If Baja Arizona has … Continue reading

April 19, 2011 · 3 Comments

Randy Parraz updates Progressive Dems on Pearce Recall (video)– UPDATED

[tnivideo caption=”Randy Parraz Updates Progressive Democrats Regarding Recall Pearce Campaign” credit=”Alison”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNslN7PKOLY[/tnivideo] Randy Parraz, primary cheerleader for the Recall Russell Pearce campaign, updated the Progressive Caucus of the Arizona Democratic Party … Continue reading

April 17, 2011 · 7 Comments

AZ Teapublican budget: Government against the People

[tnivideo caption=”Another Brick in the Wall: We don’t need no education” credit=”Pink Floyd”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_bvT-DGcWw[/tnivideo] In signing Arizona’s devastatingly regressive Teapublican budget, Governor Jan Brewer chose to side with Legislative radicals– rather … Continue reading

April 8, 2011 · 14 Comments

Tired of Russell Pearce? Participate in the recall effort!

      Citizens for a Better Arizona is sponsoring a Recall Pearce canvas operation in Mesa on Saturday, March 5. Tucson activists– including Tucson’s Chapter of Progressive Democrats of … Continue reading

March 3, 2011 · 7 Comments

Protest Emperor Pearce’s SB1611 and other racist Arizona laws Feb. 25

On Friday, February 25, Derechos Humanos is sponsoring a demonstration to protest Arizona Emperor Russell Pearce’s omnibus SB1611 (nicknamed SB1070 on steroids) and other recent racist laws passed or considered … Continue reading

February 24, 2011 · 4 Comments

Dear, President Obama, please help us!

Dear President Obama, We, the loyal citizens of Baja Arizona, desperately need your help. We are being held captive by a band of marauding, Narcissistic know-nothings from the north. Under … Continue reading

February 23, 2011 · 11 Comments

Koch Brothers and Wall Street buy governors, as well as Supreme Court Justices

Billionaire Brothers’ Money Plays Role in Wisconsin Dispute from the New York Times may belong in the “duh” category, but I think it worthwhile to note the connection between billionaire … Continue reading

February 22, 2011 · 14 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.