Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Watch the Gentrification & Affordable Housing Forum with Mayor & Council Candidates (video)

Nearly 400 people packed into the El Rio Neighborhood Center to hear the Mayor and Council Candidate Forum on Gentrification and Affordable Housing on Saturday, June 22. This was an … Continue reading

July 17, 2019

Downtown for Everyone, Part 4: What Tucson Citizens Want

Since the local media has pretty much ignored the recent struggle over the Ronstadt Transit Center (RTC), I am publishing a series of posts with position statements by the different players in … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · 5 Comments

Police step up enforcement: DeCamp arrested at Occupy Tucson on Thanksgiving

Former Green Party Mayoral Candidate and staunch Occupy Tucson support Mary DeCamp was arrested and taken from Veinte de Agosto Park last night– Thanksgiving. News bulletin from the Occupation… Tonight, … Continue reading

November 25, 2011 · 9 Comments

MoveOn and ACLU start online campaigns supporting Occupy Tucson

Both MoveOn.org and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have created online petitions in support of Occupy Tucson in their struggle with the Mayor and Council, the Tucson Police Department, … Continue reading

October 26, 2011 · 6 Comments

Occupy Tucson’s Craig Barber outs Mayor and Council on national TV

Speaking with commentator Keith Olbermann on national television , Occupy Tucson spokesman Craig Barber outed the Tucson’s Mayor and Council for “hiding behind” the bureaucrats in Tucson Police Department (TPD) and … Continue reading

October 20, 2011 · 5 Comments

Spending Labor Day with Republicans: An educational experience for all

Labor Day 2011 in Tucson was a blend of old fashioned games and old fashioned politics. As a volunteer with the Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) booth, my job was … Continue reading

September 6, 2011 · 5 Comments

Poverty, Unemployment, Unions, the ‘Beast’ … and You

According to Michael Moore, the beginning of the end was 30 years ago yesterday. On August 5, 1981, President Ronald Reagan fired striking air traffic controllers who had defied his … Continue reading

August 6, 2011 · 60 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.