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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

White Panthers: The corporatists and cronies who run Arizona with Russell Pearce’s help

Arizona has been in a state of devolution since Governor Jan Brewer, her right-hand man State Senate President Russell Pearce, and their lobbyist cronies took two years ago. You know … Continue reading

February 1, 2011 · 2 Comments

Arizona Legislators should read the newspaper more often

Last week the news carried several stories about the antics of Arizona’s wacky Legislature at work. What I found interesting was that in the bowels of the Arizona Daily Star, … Continue reading

January 31, 2011 · 7 Comments

Pearce and cronies to attack 14th Amendment before Arizona’s budgetary woes

I guess State Senator Russell Pearce had his fingers crossed behind his back when he promised to tackle Arizona’s multi-billion-dollar, red-ink budget, evolving economic collapse, and unemployment problems before mounting … Continue reading

December 8, 2010 · 6 Comments

A ‘Descent into Madness’? You be the judge

The AzBlue Meanie took my dismal post from this morning one step further with his dire (and more detailed) predictions regarding Arizona’s future. [Emphasis added.] The 49th Arizona Legislature is … Continue reading

November 3, 2010 · 2 Comments

Pearce elected President of AZ Senate

Hot off the press on the John C. Scott Show (the Jolt, 1330AM), LD28 Representative Steve Farley announced that Arizona’s Senate Republicans have elected Russell “father-of-SB1070” Pearce as president of … Continue reading

November 3, 2010 · 5 Comments

Why SB1070? Because Brewer and Pearce Are Beholdin’ to Private Prisons

>There are a myriad of reasons why people either support or denounce SB1070, Arizona’s harsh anti-illegal immigration bill. Pro: “America’s under attack! The brown people are coming to take our … Continue reading

August 17, 2010

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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.