Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Close the Meth Lab of Democracy: Vote Blue Today

It’s time for Arizona to stop being the brunt of jokes on Comedy Central and time to close the Meth Lab of Democracy. Meth– like dark money from the Koch Brothers, … Continue reading

November 4, 2014

Will the Tequila Party succeed in building Latino political power?

The Tequila Party— the Latino answer song to the now-infamous Tea Party and the lesser-known Coffee Party— held its national kick-off last Saturday in Tucson, Arizona. Locally, the group is spearheaded … Continue reading

June 8, 2011 · 7 Comments

Tucson Progressive candidate and proposition endorsements for Election Day

Here’s what you’ve all been waiting for– candidate and proposition endorsements by moi! For the most part on the candidates, I’m keepin’ it local and not getting into the other … Continue reading

November 2, 2010 · 4 Comments

Salvador sings ‘Teritoria’ (video)

[tnivideo caption=”Salvador Duran” credit=”by Pamela Powers”]brightcove:648697257001[/tnivideo]One of the more moving performances at yesterday’s Democratic Volunteer Party was Salvador Duran singing “Teritoria,” a song he wrote for Democratic Gubernatorial candidateTerry Goddard.

October 26, 2010

Goddard for Guv events this week

[tnivideo caption=”” credit=””]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW0ZuzIrh4g&feature=player_embedded[/tnivideo] In a week, it will all be over– the canvasing, the phone-banking, the TV and radio ads. In this final week, Democratic Gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General … Continue reading

October 25, 2010 · 1 Comment

Goddard holds pre-game event at The Shanty– today

Attorney General, Democratic candidate for governor, and Wildcat alum, Terry Goddard will appear at a pre-game meet and greet today, Saturday, October 23. The Goddard event will be from 5-6:30 … Continue reading

October 23, 2010

Harvard vs GED: Don’t forget the Goddard-Brewer debate tonight!

Governor Jan “Are-You-Scared-Yet?” Brewer and her challenger Attorney General Terry “How-Can-I-Turn-This-Around-and-Keep-My-Nice-Guy-Image?” Goddard will debate tonight on television. The debate will be from 7-8 p.m. on Arizona Public Media Channel 6 … Continue reading

September 1, 2010

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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.