Tucson Progressive

Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Bathroom Politics: Preserving the Sanctity of the ‘Ladies’ Room’

In the 1950s the Ladies’ Room was a place of refuge, a wall-papered lounge with a couch, polished mirrors, fresh flowers, and often an attendant armed with fresh towels, perfume, … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · 15 Comments

Why Is John Pedicone Going to Korea?

With his six-figure contract up for renewal soon, why is controversial Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) Superintendent John Pedicone missing the June 12 TUSD Board meeting? He has better things to … Continue reading

June 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

UNIDOS Day of Action: Misinformation or Pure Propaganda?

Regardless of the cause, spreading misinformation to pump up emotions is not right. OK, call me a Pollyanna in a fact-free universe, but I still believe in telling the truth. … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Are bloggers really journalists?

This week, a shockwave rippled through Tucson’s blogosphere when TucsonCitizen.com Editor Mark Evans pulled the Three Sonorans blog from the citizen journalism website. I’m not going to offer a lengthy rehash … Continue reading

April 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

UPDATED: Should TUSD fight for Mexican American Studies, let it die or rebuild it?

Tucson is a community in turmoil. It has been tied in knots for more than a year over the issue of how best to educate its children in a world … Continue reading

January 16, 2012 · 48 Comments

On disciplinegate: Did the Arizona Daily Star get it right?

In an editorial this past Saturday, the Arizona Daily Star took aim at Mexican American Studies (MAS) Program Director Sean Arce for canceling the annual Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) … Continue reading

June 12, 2011 · 4 Comments

How to reform education: The answer song

This week thousands of Arizona high school seniors will don caps and gowns and receive their high school diplomas, while others who successfully completed 12 years of schooling but failed … Continue reading

May 23, 2011 · 7 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.