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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Hillary Clinton Crushes Politically Motivated #BenghaziCommittee #8

Twitter was ablaze yesterday with negative comments about the 11-hour Benghazi Committee hearing with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to the Maddow Blog, even conservatives Tweeted strings of … Continue reading

October 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Republicans Have a Problem with Women (video)

The Republican Party doesn’t realize what all husbands know: Women have legendary memories. We know where your socks are, and we know who our friends are. The Party of NO– … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ducey Side Steps Tea Party & Bails on Rally with Palin & d’Souza

Republican Doug Ducey won his party’s nomination for governor last week with dark money from out of state, $3 million of his own cash, and a full Tea Party platform— … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Teapublican Legislative Update: Guns, Gays, God, & Greed

It’s so stressful when the Arizona Legislature is in session. It’s like living with an abusive parents because you never know when or where they will strike next– so, we … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Poverty by the Numbers Report Reveals a Cruel Nation

As Republicans in Congress are poised to cut billions from the food stamp program, a new report about poverty in America reveals how many millions of Americans need social safety … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · 9 Comments

Cut, cut, cut: A popular short-term, buzzword strategy but does it make long-term sense?

Given: System-wide, US healthcare costs have been on an upward trajectory for decades. Given: The #1 reason Americans go bankrupt is that they cannot pay their medical bills. Given: As … Continue reading

August 25, 2011 · 9 Comments

PDA Tucson: Fighting to protect Medicare and Social Security (video)

Members of Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) Tucson Chapter demonstrated their support for Medicare on the recent 46th anniversary of this important component of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. … Continue reading

August 8, 2011 · 2 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.