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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Fathers’ Day Reflections: My Dad– Working Man & Gun Owner (video)

Today is Fathers’ Day. It’s been almost 20 years since my Dad, James L. Powers, Sr., passed away… far too young. Many of you have heard my speeches about my … Continue reading

June 19, 2016

Tucson Then & Now: How Far Have We Come in 35 Years? (video)

Tucson was a happening place back in 1981 when I moved here. Earthquakes in California and blizzards in the Midwest had prompted waves of migration to the sun belt. The … Continue reading

January 5, 2016

Rolling Shift Rally: Support Unions at ASARCO, Jan. 6

Join the rally today in support of continued contract union/management negotiations at ASARCO. Here are the details from the Pima Area Labor Federation. The nearly 2000 union members who work … Continue reading

January 6, 2014

Jobs with Justice Urges Tucsonans to Stand with Postal Workers on Hunger Strike (video)

A contingent of US Postal Service workers and supporters will go on a hunger strike beginning tomorrow, June 25, in Washington DC, to protest post office closures. Many post offices … Continue reading

June 24, 2012

Multiple local marches focus on equality, corporate greed, and unions

In recent weeks, Tucsonans have joined citizens nationwide to march and demonstrate for or against multiple issues. There are three marches coming up– including two today! Cesar Chavez March. The … Continue reading

March 26, 2011 · 7 Comments

MoveOn Wisconsin solidarity demonstrations in 66 cities, including Tucson and Phoenix (video)

[tnivideo caption=”Tucson Rally to Save the American Dream” credit=”Move On Tucson”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX6USlp7XrU[/tnivideo] MoveOn.org organized nationwide Rallies to Save the American Dream to demonstrate support of Wisconsin workers last Saturday. Their original … Continue reading

February 28, 2011 · 5 Comments

United Steeleworkers’ negotiator harassed and arrested in Mexico

Manny Armenta, a United Steelworkers (USW) lead negotiator for miners in Sonora, Mexico and Tucson, was harassed and arrested on bogus charges in Mexico this week. Armenta’s arrest looks suspiciously … Continue reading

January 28, 2011 · 4 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.