Did you know that when the Legislature is in session, I post daily video updates to Facebook from my desk in the Arizona House? I also send out a regular e-newsletter with compilations of video updates and blog posts to keep constituents informed about the Legislature.

Now, even if you don’t have a Facebook account, you can watch all of my video updates on this website PowersForThePeople. For the past year, since Inauguration Day 2019, I have been posting my video updates to both Facebook and my blog, A View from the Left Sideon this  website PowersForThePeople. I also have an extensive collection of video updates and longer videos on my YouTube Channel, which I organized into playlists to facilitate learning more about specific topics like education, taxes, or public health.

These short, candid videos have been wildly popular on social media. Initially this surprised me …until I got to thinking about the state of news in our country. So many newspapers have been closed or dramatically downsized. People are starved for content they can trust.

My updates give you the straight scoop on the action at the Legislature. I also post policy-related commentaries here. In addition, my YouTube channel has longer videos, like the LD9 town halls.

I worked in communications, medicine, public health, and management for my entire professional career. I owned my own successful writing, photography and graphic design business. I was managing editor for one of the American Journal of Medicine for 12 years (and still work there part time). I was a progressive political blogger for 12 years before I ran for office in 2016. I have a bachelors degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University and a Masters in Public Health from The University of Arizona. I am a member of the National Writers Union Local 1981. I am not fake news.

For most of you, I am your representative in the Arizona House. For long-term LD9 residents, think of my Powers For The People blog and video updates as my version of the Farley Report. Senator Steve Farley emailed the Farley Report to constituents every week that he served in the Legislature.

For all of you, whether or not you live in my district, I am your embedded journalist– your eyes, your ears, and your voice– in the Arizona Legislature. [Image: Impromptu photo of some of the House Democratic Caucus on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. A little levity is good for all of us.)

For a trip down memory lane:

2020 Video Updates

2021 Video Updates

Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley YouTube Channel

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2022 Video Updates & Podcasts by Rep. PPH

January 8, 2022: Podcast: Tucson Vigil for Democracy: Remembering January 6, 2021

January 11, 2022: #AZLeg Opening Day Super Spreader Event (video)

January 14: Ducey Is Ignoring COVID Math (video)

January 14: Stay Safe! #AZ Legislators, Staff & Lobbyists Test Positive for COVID (video)

January 15: My Focus Is Food & Housing Security (video)

January 20: Dirty Money Hates Clean Elections (video)

January 21: Group Prenatal Care Would Benefit Moms & Babies (video)

January 24: Podcast: Rep. PPH Capitol Updates (Jan. 10-20, 2022) (audio)

January 24: Should Marijuana Be Regulated like Other Recreational Drugs? (video)

January 25: There’s Progress in Maternal & Child Health … But We’re Not Done (video)

January 31: Does Arizona Really Need Cheaper Guns & Guns on Campus? No. (video)

February 1: Black History Month in #AZLeg Starts with Anti-Abortion Manifesto (video)

February 3: Specialty License Plates: the Ultimate in Picking Winners & Losers (video)

February 3: Podcast: Rep. PPH Capitol Updates: Marijuana Regulations to Cheaper Guns & More (audio)

February 7: Republican Bill Blocks COVID Vaccines from K-12 School Vaccine List (video)

February 8: I Am the Most Independent Voting Democrat in the #AZHouse: Here’s Why (video)

February 10: African American Leader Calls Out Critical Race Theory in #AZLeg (video)

February 15: More Guns in Schools & on Campuses Won’t Make Anyone Safer (video)

February 16: Republicans Push to Expand School Vouchers … Again (video)

February 16: Podcast: Rep. PPH Capitol Updates: COVID Vaccine Bans to School Vouchers & More (audio)

February 8: Arizona House Raises Education Spending Limit (Floor Speech video)

February 18: Bullying in the Arizona House Is Unprofessional (video)

February 22: Republicans Push 100 Bills to Discourage Voting & Sow Chaos (video)

February 28: To Fix Housing Crisis: Focus on Ending Preemption & Keeping People Housed (video)

March 2: Just Say ‘NO’ to SB1093 & More Tax Breaks (Ways & Means vote explanation video)

March 8: Republicans Propose $900 Million for Border Wall & More (video)

March 8: Podcast: Rep. PPH Capitol Updates: Tax Breaks & Voter Suppression to the Border Wall (audio)

March 8: What’s the Controversy over HB2839 & Election of PCs? (video)

March 9: Duplicate Bills Waste Time & Money (video)

March 10: It Wouldn’t Be a Session of #AZLeg without Anti-Worker Bills (video)

March 18: Podcast: Rep. PPH Capitol Updates: ‘PC Bill Drama, Wasting Time & Anti-Worker Bills (audio)

March 22: Bills Tackling Homelessness & Addiction Ignore Poverty Link (video)

March 23: Democrats Grill Boyer on Massive Expansion of School Vouchers (video)

March 24: ‘Social Engineering Day’: Featuring Republican Overreach into Person Decisions (video)

March 29: Multiple Ambulance Bills Point to Need for Study Committee (video)

March 30: Study Hall 1964 Collides with Education Culture Wars 2022 (video)

April 8: Podcast: Rep. PPH Capitol Updates: Culture Wars at #AZLeg with Abortion Ban, School Vouchers & Camps for Homeless (aduio)

April 14: What Did the Arizona Legislature Do in the First 100 Days of 2022? (video)

April 26: Grover Norquist Tax Pledge Is Unrealistic in Tax Giveaway State (video)

April 28: Republicans Propose Austerity Budget. Why? (video)

May 21: Divided Republican Party Delays Budget & Drags Session Out (video)

June 3: House Hears Seven Election Bills … Budget Remains Stalled (video)