Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

National Adjunct Walkout Day: UA Adjuncts Represent

February 25 was National Adjunct Walkout Day across the country and right here in Tucson, Arizona on theUniversity of Arizona campus. What is an adjunct, and why should I care? … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

Fast Food Workers #FightFor15 & Strike Today Nationwide

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has organized another fast food strike today, December 4 in Tucson and around the country. This is the third nationwide fast food strike in a … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fast Food Giants Want Congressional Lackeys to Protect Them from Unionization

Over the past few years, fast food workers have made strides in their fight for a living wage, fair treatment by their corporate masters, and the right to unionize. Nationwide … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

#StrikeFastFood: Burger King Workers Walk Off Job in Tucson (video)

Nationwide fast food workers are striking for a $15/hour wage. Early this morning, workers at an east side Tucson Burger King walked off the job and joined supporters, faith leaders, a … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · 4 Comments

Fast Food Workers in Tucson, Phoenix, & Nationwide to Strike on Sept 4

“All across the country right now there’s a national movement going on made up of fast-food workers organizing to lift wages so they can provide for their families with pride … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Protest Low Pay for Fast Food Workers in Tucson on Dec 5

Across the US– and here in Tucson– citizens will be standing in solidarity with fast food workers who are demanding a living wage. The Tucson protest is at the McDonalds … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

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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.