Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Progressive Democrats of America: 300 Tucsonans ready to fight back

Who said the progressive movement was dead? It is alive and well in Tucson, Arizona. An estimated 300 activists, liberals, Green Party members, and Democratic Party foot soldiers crammed into … Continue reading

February 22, 2011 · 54 Comments

Step 1 to fixing Arizona’s economy: Revise the tax code

Finally, there is something that the Southern Arizona Leadership Council (SALC) and I agree on: To stabilize Arizona’s economy, the tax code should be overhauled; Arizona’s tax code relies too … Continue reading

December 23, 2010 · 12 Comments

Connect the dots: Local big businesses are working on a multi-level coup

The Roberts’ Court ruling overturning campaign finance laws in January 2010 opened the gates for corporations to flood the 2010 midterm election with cash… anonymously. Hundreds of millions of dollars … Continue reading

October 21, 2010 · 13 Comments

Re: ‘eating their young’? Oh, well…

From the get-go, tonight’s Pima County Democratic Party meeting had the feeling of a showdown on Prop 401, and it was. The room was tense as each member of the … Continue reading

October 5, 2010 · 2 Comments

Prop 401: The most polite forum… ever

The Feldman Neighborhood, which has a reputation for fiery politics, hosted the most polite community forum ever last night. Was it the gentle ambiance of the historic but hard-to-find St. … Continue reading

October 5, 2010 · 3 Comments

SALC distributes deceptive pro-Prop 401 mailer

As to be expected during election season, I am greeted with campaign ads in my mailbox nearly everyday. Yesterday, I received the above pro-Prop 401 card (without the circles and … Continue reading

October 1, 2010 · 8 Comments

Neighborhood groups hold community forums on Props 400-401

Today, September 30, and Monday, October 4, two neighborhood groups will host community forums on Propositions 400 and 401, which will be on the November ballot. Prop 400 would increase … Continue reading

September 30, 2010 · 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.