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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

2010 Arizona Tea Party Dream Team: 4 Down, 1 to Go

Oh, boo, hoo. The Blog for Arizona commenters think I am being too tough on poor millionaire GOP gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey. Let’s not forget that Ducey– along with fellow Teapublicans … Continue reading

September 3, 2014

Arizona State Capitol Gun Nut Rally Draw Hundreds of Armed Protesters (video)

Phoenix videographer Dennis Gilman uploaded this video of a recent gun nut rally on the grounds of the Arizona State Capitol– obviously friendly territory for gun nuts. The video left … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Connecting the dots on Ethnic Studies

[tnivideo caption=”Precious Knowledge trailer” credit=”LPBMedia”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8CXCH99fNQ[/tnivideo] Not a week goes by without at least one story on the Tucson Citizen.com about the Mexican American Studied Program (MAS) at Tucson High School. … Continue reading

April 4, 2011 · 6 Comments

‘Scrooge of the Year’ Award: Brewer coasts to easy victory

Governor Jan Brewer handily won the Tucson Jobs with Justice Scrooge of the Year Award on Saturday evening at the anual awards dinner. Seven people were nominated for the 2010 … Continue reading

December 13, 2010 · 24 Comments

Paulo Freire: Huppenthal/Horne’s worst nightmare

Two of the most depressing outcomes of the 2010 election were John “I-love-charter-schools” Huppenthal’s defeat of Penny Kotterman for Superintendent of Public Instruction and Tom “what SEC violation?” Horne’s defeat … Continue reading

November 24, 2010 · 17 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.