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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest continues: In case you haven’t heard (video)

Now in its 11 day, 1000s of protesters continue to occupy Wall Street to protest the corporate greed that is running our country into the ground. Understandably, since most media … Continue reading

September 27, 2011 · 3 Comments

‘Hey, Jon Kyl, where are the jobs?’ Kyl’s staff huddles in office while protesters call out their boss (video)

Approximately 25 stalwarts representing National Nurses United, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), and MoveOn.org braved 108 degree temperatures to protest outside of US Senator Jon Kyl’s suburban Tucson office on … Continue reading

September 3, 2011 · 17 Comments

On the 46th anniversary of Medicare, Republicans attack our ‘Great Society’

It’s highly ironic that the current social and political battle over our nation’s debt and deficit is occurring this week with the 46th anniversary of the signing of Social Security … Continue reading

July 27, 2011 · 7 Comments

‘The High Price of Rigidity’

No compromise! No negotiation! No discussion! No public input! These are the rallying cries of the Tea Party in the Arizona Legislature and in the US Congress. Here is a … Continue reading

March 30, 2011 · 2 Comments

AZ flat tax dead… for now

Hurray for an informed citizenry! Rep. Steve Court (R-Mesa) has withdrawn his proposal for an Arizona flat tax, which would have raised taxes on all Arizonans making less than $100,000 … Continue reading

March 30, 2011 · 2 Comments

AZ Legislators rubber stamp multi-million-dollar corporate welfare bill– without reading it

If only the Arizona Legislature could fix the state’s budget problems as quickly as they passed the corporate welfare package this week… sigh… In a matter of days, Governor Jan … Continue reading

February 17, 2011 · 4 Comments

Update on proposed 300% medical marijuana tax

Wednesday evening, I posted a story about the proposed 300% tax on medical marijuana, which blew up in the Citizen comments section and on state representatives’ facebook pages over night. … Continue reading

January 27, 2011 · 25 Comments

The big question for 2011: How will Arizona balance its budget?

How will Arizona balance its budget? With the Republican trifecta controlling Phoenix, the answer is easy: eliminate or drastically reduce funding for services that benefit citizens (ie, education, healthcare, parks), … Continue reading

January 18, 2011 · 13 Comments

Can Republicans Really Cut $100 Billion from the US Budget?

Republicans who rode the Tea Party’s coat tails into office in 2010 are vowing to cut $100 billion from domestic spending, but can they really do it? According to the … Continue reading

January 5, 2011 · 1 Comment

EU mad, US mum: Will European outrage over austerity measures spill over to US? (video)

In case you’ve been too busy watching Faux News to notice, we live in a global economy, and the current economic crisis is NOT a Tucson crisis, NOT an Arizona … Continue reading

January 4, 2011 · 6 Comments

About

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.

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