Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Why I Support Paid Sick Leave

Tucson City Councilwoman Regina Romero is leading the charge to require local businesses to provide paid sick leave for employees. As someone who has been in management for more than … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

$10.75/hour Median Wage? It’s Time to Break the Low-Wage Cycle in Tucson (video)

Last Wednesday was Women’s Equality Day, in commemoration of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in 1920.  In commemoration, the Tucson Weekly’s Maria Ines Taracena … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · 3 Comments

#TBT: Remembering the Day Tucson Launched SunLinks (video)

This weekend Tucson is celebrating the launch of the SunLinks modern street car in July 2014. Hundreds of Tucsonans stood in the sweltering summer sun to watch politicians, the UA … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

UPDATED: Broadway Widening Redux: March 26 Meeting on ‘Community Alignment’

The beleaguered Citizens Task Force (CTF) of the Broadway Widening Project revolted at last week’s meeting and didn’t approve the city staff plan for widening Broadway Blvd. because it didn’t … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Trip Down Memory Lane: What is our shared vision for downtown Tucson?

This article was originally published in 2009 on my Progressive Examiner blog. This month [November 2009] marks the end of an era in downtown Tucson– an era of art, innovation, … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Broadway Widening Project: Residents Speak Out Against It… Again

An estimated 80 Tucsonans attended the public meeting of the Citizens Task Force (CTF) for the Broadway widening project last week. The main event of the meeting was a potential … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

Why Don’t Americans Vote? We’re Repeatedly Told Not To (video)

The United States is the world’s largest democracy, we spend an obscene amount of money on elections–more than any other country–and we have the lowest voter turnout. The trend has … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 1 Comment
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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.