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Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona

Rubio & Kasich: The Myth of the Republican Moderate (video)

I was appalled by last night’s Lawrence O’Donnell Show on MSNBC. O’Donnell and his guests were discussing the “moderate” policies of Republican Party Presidential contenders Florida Senator Marco Rubio and … Continue reading

February 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Republicans Have a Problem with Women (video)

The Republican Party doesn’t realize what all husbands know: Women have legendary memories. We know where your socks are, and we know who our friends are. The Party of NO– … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fact Check: McSally ‘Equality’ Ad & Website Reveal Flip-flopping

When Congressional candidate Martha McSally ran for Congress in 2012, she was full Tea Party: militarize the border protect the military industrial complex fight for big business and small government … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Stop the Beauty Madness: Ad Campaign Challenges ‘Beauty’ Myths & Stereotypes

I am a real woman, with a real woman’s body– not the body of an 11-year-old boy. I am a Renaissance nude trapped in a Twiggy world. I am Everywoman. For the … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Restricting Access to Care Will Kill American Women, Children

Today, five men on the US Supreme Court ruled that closely held, for-profit businesses can deny birth control coverage to women employees on the grounds that the corporate person’s religious … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Arizona Daily Star Declares ‘War on Women’ Over

Recently the Arizona Daily Star announced that it would bow to crank letter-writers from Green Valley and make its editorial pages more “balanced”– in others words, more conservative.  The editors announced that … Continue reading

May 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

AZ Star Perpetuates ‘Ethan Orr Is a Moderate’ Myth

In today’s Arizona Daily Star, columnist Tim Steller chides the Pima County Democratic Party for trying to take down “moderate” Republican LD9 Legislator Ethan Orr. First of all, a quick … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · 5 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.