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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Call or e-mail Governor Jan Brewer…NOW!

I usually don’t yell, but this is very important. A few of State Senator Frank Antenori’s mean-spirited anti-Tucson bills may hit Governor Jan Brewer’s desk as early as Wednesday, April … Continue reading

April 19, 2011 · 5 Comments

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

Beer Wars: Free market only works when capitalists make profits. When profits are in peril, they want government help

Tucson’s weather has been absolutely gorgeous lately, but we all know what’s coming in a few short months… summer! One of the hallmarks of springtime in Tucson is the 4th … Continue reading

March 10, 2011 · 5 Comments

Should Tucson’s scenic routes be cluttered with signs? Come to today’s City Council meeting

Tucson is surrounded by the natural beauty of the desert and the majesty of the sky islands. Less than 15 minutes, from little abode in midtown is the scenic route … Continue reading

December 14, 2010 · 4 Comments

How many times will Humberto Lopez offer his aging hotel to the city?

Well, one thing you can say about Humberto Lopez is the guy is persistent. But, Lordy, how many times is he going to offer his fleebag hotel to the city? … Continue reading

November 9, 2010

Kozachik throws down the gauntlet: Will the hotel’s fate be decided in the sunshine or behind closed doors?

Earlier today, I posted a story about Mayor Bob Walkup using a procedural maneuver to delay a vote on the Convention Center Hotel project. Councilman Steve Kozachik, who has been trying … Continue reading

October 15, 2010 · 4 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.