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Kyrsten Sinema

Kyrsten Sinema, entered Congress with the 2012 elections, as an (Arizona Democrat, District 9).

Kyrsten Sinema was a far left, first term State Senator from Arizona. She previously served as the Assistant Leader to the Democratic Caucus in the House of Representatives and represented central Phoenix in the Arizona Legislature District 15. In her third term as a State Rep., she was the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee and the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee.[1]


Kyrsten Sinema was born in Tucson, Arizona, in 1976 and was raised in the Dobson Ranch area. As a child, Sinema's parents divorced; when her stepfather lost his job, the family lived for two years in an abandoned gas station with no running water or electricity.

Sinema was raised in a conservative Mormon family.

At 16, Sinema graduated as her high school’s valedictorian and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in social work from Brigham Young University, followed by a master’s in social work, a law degree and a doctorate in justice studies from Arizona State University.[2]

While advocating for "marginalized and oppressed communities in the state", she earned her master’s degree in Social Work and later went on to graduate cum laude with her juris doctorate from Arizona State University. In addition, she was hired as an adjunct professor in the School of Social Work at ASU at the age of 26 to teach master’s level courses in fundraising and political and social policy. Kyrsten Sinema was elected to the House of Representatives in 2004, after nearly a decade of professional practice as a social worker and social justice advocate.[3]

Sinema was a social worker from 1995 to 2002; she practiced in the Washington Elementary School District before becoming a criminal defense lawyer in 2005. Sinema has also been an adjunct instructor in the Arizona State University School of Social Work since 2003.[4]

Kyrsten Sinema was married to her BYU classmate Blake Dain.


March 8, 2003, Kyrsten Sinema holds both a law degree and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the School of Justice and Social Inquiry at ASU. She is an adjunct professor in the School of Social Work at ASU and practices law when not in session.[5]

Exxon Senators

Exxon Mobil Corp. lobbyist Keith McCoy listed six Democrats the oil giant saw as key allies to push its legislative agenda in the Senate in a secretly recorded sting video Greenpeace UK published late last month.

New analysis of campaign disclosures found the six Democratic senators ― Mark Kelly (Ariz.), Maggie Hassan (N.H.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Chris Coons (Del.), Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) and Jon Tester (Mont.) ― received a combined total of nearly $333,000 from lobbyists, political action committees and lobbying firms affiliated with Exxon over the past decade.

The analysis of campaign disclosures, which the advocacy group Oil Change U.S. conducted and HuffPost reviewed, found Tester received the most in donations from Exxon Mobil ― $99,783 from seven lobbyists, the company’s PAC and four lobbying firms working for the firm.

The report includes some donations lobbyists at K Street behemoths such as Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck gave before taking on Exxon Mobil as a client. Spokespeople for Coons and Sinema said including those contributions in the total was “misleading” and “inaccurate.”

But Collin Rees, the senior campaigner at Oil Change U.S. who conducted the analysis, said the donations paint a fuller picture of Exxon Mobil’s influence taking stock of the relationships the company’s money helped cultivate as well as those that may have prompted the oil giant to hire certain lobbyists in the first place.

“This is a story about how lobbyists curry favor, and specifically about how Exxon’s current lobbyists have spent decades currying the favor of these six Democrats to position themselves to do things like safeguard fossil fuel subsidies and pare down infrastructure packages,” Rees said. “Exxon has hired these firms and lobbyists because they’ve contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to these Democrats, both before and after they were hired by Exxon.”

Counting donations from lobbyists like Arshi Siddiqui, some of which came before Exxon Mobil hired her, makes Sinema the No. 2 recipient on the list, with $70,800 in contributions from eight Exxon Mobil lobbyists, the company PAC and three lobbying firms.

“Inclusion of those contributions would be incredibly misleading,” John LaBombard, a spokesman for Sinema, said of money that came from lobbyists who also work for other clients. “Kyrsten’s work in the Senate is influenced by only one thing: what is best for Arizona.”

Coons came in third with $68,650 from seven lobbyists, the PAC and four lobbying firms.

“One of the other ones that aren’t talked about is Senator Coons, who’s from Delaware, who has a very close relationship with Senator Biden,” McCoy said in the now-viral video, in which he believed he was talking to corporate headhunters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. “So we’ve been working with his office. As a matter of fact, our CEO is talking to him next Tuesday.”

It’s unclear whether a meeting with Exxon Mobil chief Darren Woods took place.[6]

"Former" progressive

From the Huffington Post:[7]

There’s no doubt Sinema once identified as a progressive. She began her political career as a spokeswoman for the Green Party. She told a radio host back in 2006 that she was the most liberal member of the Arizona State Legislature. She called herself a “former socialist” at the Netroots Nation conference in 2006. In a 2002 letter to the editor of the Arizona Republic, she wrote that “capitalism damages [the] livelihood” of the “average American” and railed against the World Trade Organization and NAFTA. Even on health care, Sinema’s website for her 2002 run for Phoenix City Council promised she would “work towards a system of universal health care” and wanted to remove “the profit-making element” from health care.

Centrist strategy

From the Huffington Post:[8]

Figuring out exactly how and why Sinema went from left to center isn’t easy. Her campaign turned down a request for an interview. A 170-page book she wrote in 2009, titled Unite and Conquer, explains her embrace of deal-making, if not quite her embrace of centrism.
In the book, Sinema writes she entered the state legislature in 2004 as a “bomb-thrower” and spent her first two years in office frustrated, accomplishing little. She opted instead to start working with Republicans, even hard-line ones, to pass legislation.
“I’d spent all my time being a crusader for justice, a patron saint for lost causes, and I’d missed out on the opportunity to form meaningful relationships with fellow members in the legislature, lobbyists, and other state actors,” she wrote. “I hadn’t gotten any of my great policies enacted into law, and I’d seen lots of stuff I didn’t like become law. It was just plain sad.”
Ruben Gallego, who served in the legislature with Sinema, said the future congresswoman was just finding a way to get things done. “You have to work with Republicans to pass anything in Arizona, and that’s what her constituents demanded of her,” he said in a phone interview.
And that’s what happened. She notes she was able to pass legislation protecting breastfeeding mothers from indecent exposure charges ― something Democrats in the state had sought to do for years ― by teaming up with a Republican legislator and by framing the bill in a conservative-friendly way.
“The framing was perfect,” she wrote. “Rather than talk about breast-feeding as a ‘woman’s rights’ issue (which Democrats had done for years), they talked about a mother’s need to take care of her baby (which Republicans can understand and connect with.)”
The experience, she writes, made her realize she enjoyed passing legislation more than she enjoyed attacking her political opponents.

“I do love to give fiery speeches,” she wrote. “But I also love people. I love talking with people, working together, and making friends.”
“We’d rather stand with someone who stands with 50 percent of our values than none of our values,” said Brianna Westbrook, a former Democratic congressional candidate in the state who’s working with the Working Families Party of Arizona.

Mentored by Pastor

Kyrsten Sinema November 28 2018:


Ed Pastor took a chance on me when I was just starting out. He took me under his wing and offered me sage advice and counsel over the nearly 15 years we’ve been friends. I am so grateful for his mentorship.

In Congress, I watched him work - always quietly, always behind the scenes, and always to win. He did so much for Arizona, more than most of us will ever know - because he did it without fanfare or fuss. He just, day in and day out, delivered for our state. I will miss him tremendously.

Leftist service


Kyrsten Sinema has served on numerous community and national boards, including as Board President of Community Outreach and Advocacy for Refugees, the YWCA of Maricopa County, the Center for Progressive Leadership, and the Young Elected Officials’ Network. She is the recipient of awards for her political leadership, including the NAACP Civil Rights Award, AZ Hispanic Community Forum Friend of the Year, Planned Parenthood Legislative CHOICE Award, Sierra Club’s Most Valuable Player, and the AZ Public Health Association Legislator of the Year.[9]

In 2010 Kyrsten Sinema was serving her second term in the House, teaching at Arizona State University, practicing criminal defense law, consulting with states on LGBTQ legislation and initiatives. She also serves on a number of national and local boards, including as a board member of the Progressive Democrats of America (as the only state legislator on the board), a member of the Steering Committee of HRC Arizona, as Board President of Community Outreach and Advocacy for Refugees, board member of the Arizona Death Penalty Forum, board member of Girls for a Change, and others.[10]

5 Years Too Many





When: 4:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m., this Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Where: In front of Senator McCain's Office, 5353 N. 16th Street.

Candlelight Vigil starts at 7:00 p.m.

Starting at 5:00 p.m. this Wednesday these community leaders will speak:

"End The US Occupation Of Iraq"

End The US Occupation Of Iraq, Saturday, October 14th 2006 2:00 – 5:00 PM.

Madison Middle School,5525 N. 16th St., Phoenix.

Special Guest: Cindy Sheehan signing her new book “Dear Mr. President”

MC’s: Kyrsten Sinema, AZ Representative and Jeff Farias, Air America, Phoenix KPHX


Special Appearance by “The Bush Chain Gang”

Sponsoring Organizations: Progressive Democrats of America; End the War Coalition; Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus; Arizona Alliance for Peace and Justice; Code Pink Phoenix;; Democracy for America – Maricopa County; Democracy for America – Tucson; Veterans for Peace Phoenix; Women in Black Phoenix; Tonatierra; 911 Truth of Arizona; Grandmothers for Peace; Changing Hands Bookstore; Air America Radio, KPHX. For more information, Contact Dan O’Neal at [12]

DSA/PDA connections

Colli connection


Kyrsten Sinema with Soraya Colli.

PDA liaison

In June 2013 Progressive Democrats of America assigned activists to deliver their material to almost every US Congressman and several Senators. Nick Collins, was assigned as contact for Rep. Sinema.[13]

PDA lobbyists

Johnny Martin December 18, 2017:


With Camaron Stevenson, Shayna Stevens, Natacha Chavez and Dan O'Neal.

Illegal immigration lawsuit

Press Conference: Wednesday, November 22, 2006, 11 AM. Location: Senate Lawn, 1700 W. Washington Phoenix 85007.

Contacts: Roberto Reveles (We Are America Coalition/Arizona); Marianne Gunko (Friendly House); Peter Schey, Esq. (Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law and counsel in the lawsuit); Ray Velarde, Esq. (LULAC).

A coalition of organizations in Maricopa County, joined by several State Representatives and other Arizona taxpayers, and a group of immigrants facing felony charges for “conspiring” to have themselves transported through Maricopa County, today announced the filing of a federal class action lawsuit challenge to the controversial migrant conspiracy policy.

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit include We Are America/Somos America Coalition of Arizona, Arizona Hispanic Community Forum, League of United Latin American Citizens, Friendly House, Arizona State Representatives Kyrsten Sinema, Steve Gallardo, and Steve Lujan, Arizona State University Associate Professors Cecilia Menjivar and LaDawn Haglund, and six immigrants charged with felony conspiracy under the Maricopa County policy.

The lawsuit is brought as a class action on behalf of “all individuals stopped, detained, arrested, incarcerated, prosecuted, or penalized for conspiring to transport themselves” in Maricopa County.

Maricopa County is the only local government in the United States to initiate a program to charge all suspected undocumented migrants being transported through the county with felony crimes. To date, over 300 immigrants have been arrested, jailed, and charged under the policy. According to the lawsuit, most plead guilty in order to avoid lengthy stays in Maricopa‚s notoriously harsh jails.

In March 2006 Maricopa County started to arrest large numbers of suspected undocumented immigrants and charging them with conspiracy to transport themselves with the aid of a smuggler. County officials base their policy on a State anti-coyote law passed in 2005 that makes it a crime to smuggle undocumented immigrants for gain in Arizona. However, legislators who proposed and supported the state law, have publicly criticized the Maricopa County policy saying they never intended it to be used against migrants being smuggled.

Roberto Reveles, Executive Director of the We Are America Coalition of Arizona, issued the following statement: “The legality of the Maricopa County conspiracy policy should be ruled upon by the federal courts before more lives are destroyed, people needlessly jailed for months at a time, and tax-payers billed for a program that may be unconstitutional and has no measurable impact on the immigration crisis.”

Rosa Rosales, National President of LULAC, issued the following statement: “As the oldest and largest Hispanic civil rights organization in the country, we are appalled at the short-term political gains certain Maricopa County officials have sought to make by charging immigrants with serious felonies. The vast majority of these immigrants come to the United States to satisfy the demand for labor here and to join their families. They are hard working and in no way a threat to national security. Treating them like serious criminals is not only irrational, it is shameful and disgraceful.”

Peter Schey, President of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law and counsel for the plaintiffs, also issued a statement on behalf of the plaintiffs.

Marianna Gonko, Immigration Director of Friendly House, a Phoenix non-profit serving low-income families, also issued a statement.

The plaintiffs are represented by the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law (Los Angeles), Perkins Coie Brown & Bain P.A (Phoenix), Ray Velarde, LULAC National Legal Advisor, Dan Ballecer (Phoenix), and Antonio Bustamante (Phoenix).[14]

"Peace" activism

Sinema has rallied against America’s war on terrorism and, in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, led demonstrations against the military’s hunt for Osama bin Laden.

In 2003, she recalled “singing and spiraling” in a “pagan” dance pit during an anti-war protest rally.[15]

Pink Tutu

Kyrsten Sinema, joined by nearly 1,500 peace-protesters present on a Saturday afternoon, shuffles by. Sinema's brethren sing in awkward harmony around her and carry signs like "Bush is a wack! Hands off Iraq," sketched on yellow poster board and decorated with two solid, black hands below it.


Sinema also held a sign, but earlier she passed it on to someone who didn't have one. In fact, she had many signs. The night before, friends and fellow dissidents from around the Valley brainstormed slogans and painted on posters at her house for five hours. They prepared for Saturday's "No War! A Celebration of Life and Creativity" rally at Margaret T. Hance Park in central Phoenix.

Sinema, an ASU law student, helped plan the event, which took place on International Women's Day and opposed the looming U.S. war with Iraq.

The group munched on pita and hummus while they designed posters. Ironic - because for Sinema, protest art is a community activity, like eating as a group.

"It's about sharing and creativity and expression," she says, explaining Friday night's poster-making party. "[Friday], we were talking about life and politics and stuff, and we came up with four new signs while we were out there in my yard painting."

Eight-year-old Jacob Wells participated at Sinema's house that night. Without anyone's instruction, he made a poster of his own.

His mother, Rochelle Wells, points to the poster in Jacob's hands. He has scribbled "No War" across the top and bottom in uneven, yellow letters. In the center, a crossed-out gun contrasts inside a red heart.

"Art is an expression of culture, so I would consider it art," Rochelle says, adding that her husband David, an ASU professor who teaches courses in the interdisciplinary studies program, and all three of her children shared in the poster-making activity. "I couldn't sell it on eBay, but it took effort to do this."

Kendall Cline, an ASU political science and women's studies freshman, joined the procession at the park. In the midst of the human herd, she proudly held a sign above her head: rainbow pastels surrounding a female symbol [or Venus sigil], which strikes through a picture of a black tank.

The collective experience isn't limited to those who oppose the war. About 20 pro-war demonstrators clutch signs including "Got Anthrax? Saddam does," painted in red and black, at an opposite end of the park. Stephanie Jarczyk, an ASU history sophomore, stands among them. She spent four hours making signs with some friends before the Feb. 15 rally in Phoenix that coincided with worldwide protests that drew millions to the streets of London, Berlin, Rome and New York.

Sinema peers at the people in the park as the protest winds down. The march has come full circle. Some dance barefoot, holding hands and spinning, wreathed in tie-dyed shirts and loose-fitting fabrics. Others rest from the two-mile march, enjoying the live music and conversing with fellow protesters. Dozens of signs litter the grass: "A village in Texas has lost its idiot" and "Hey Bush, Jesus says, 'Blessed are the peacemakers'" are some of the many.

"This is art," Sinema says. "It's an expression of creativity and of self."

Her self-expression, however, isn't limited to banner-making for the community event. She wears a neon-pink shirt and something resembling a pink tutu - a bold contrast on the yellowed grass she stands on.

She feels powerful by simply expressing herself. Protest art, she says, tends to do that to people.

"You protest when you feel like you're not being heard," Sinema adds. "To make yourself heard, you have to do something out of the ordinary.

"There, inherently, is this expression of creativity that comes with protests, so you can say, 'I am important. I am a human.'"[16]

Miami protest

From Arizona Alliance for Peaceful Justice website;

Date Sat, 22 Nov 2003 18:42:38 -0700 From: Kyrsten Sinema Subject: More about Miami

It wasn't just the Black Bloc thapolice -- the police were the aggressors from the beginning, shoving protesters with batons, then beating protesters, then taser gunning people in the crowd and launching rubber bullets, pepper spray, and tear gas into the crowds, hitting ALL sorts of people.
The brutality didn't begin with black bloc attempting to pull down the fence. It started several days before, when the puppet makers' workshop was raided and puppets and innocent people's personal belongings were destroyed, when pagans (and others) on the ground a week early who had not committed any crimes were "picked off" by police in the middle of the street, and when police literally covered the streets of downtown Miami in "ninja" riot gear for days, intimidating all who walked by. There was a clear plan from the beginning to "crack down" on protesters, and boy, did they ever.
On Thursday morning, the brutality began not via protesters' actions, but when the police decided to spray the crowd with pepper spray and launch sound bombs that sounded like gunfire. As my "protest buddy" and I were singing and spiraling in the pagan's circle only 5 rows back from the police line (which was over 25 rows thick), we noticed the police were putting on additional gear beneath their plastic face shields. We noticed one officer with a megaphone talkiround of pepper spray. This was not in response to violent behavior from protesters, as we were right there near the front of the protesting crowd. This was in response to orders to fire. From there on out for the rest of our stay, we experienced, witnessed, and heard about continuing police repression and brutality.

If you saw mainstream media coverage that was anything like Miami's local coverage, you got gipped. That coverage completely misrepresented what really happened.
It was brutal.[17]

Attacking Joe Lieberman

March 2003 Joe Lieberman got a sobering taste of what campaigning in the midst of a war would be like even before he got off his flight from Washington to Phoenix.

In Tucson and Phoenix, he tried to stress domestic issues, but was asked repeatedly by activists and reporters about the war. News was filtering into the crowds about Americans being held prisoner, and about a day when things were not going so well.

"War is all about consequences you can't prevent," Lieberman said. "On the good side, we're making very substantial progress."

And, he promised, "I know how the war's going to end."

One group that is focusing on Lieberman are anti-war protesters, who are greeting the Connecticut Democrat, a staunch supporter since 1991 of toppling Saddam Hussein, at almost every stop.

About 40 showed up with signs outside a Lieberman meeting at a Tucson hotel -- where employees offered everyone water as they demonstrated -- and more were waiting in Phoenix. "He's a shame to Democrats," said Kyrsten Sinema, a social worker and organizer of the event. "I don't even know why he's running. He seems to want to get Republicans voting for him -- what kind of strategy is that?"[18]

Anti-Israel activism

Kyrsten Sinema mid 2000s

Kyrsten Sinema's anti-Israel activism began in the early 2000s when she organized for the Arizona Alliance for Peace and Justice, a group whose members have denounced Israel’s “disproportionate” use of “violence and oppression.”

The group also decried U.S. military aid to Israel as well as the expansion of Israeli settlements “into Palestinian lands.”

Sinema later urged supporters of the AAPJ to deluge the phone lines of a radio show hosted by “an unapologetic unconditional supporter of Israeli policy.”

To this day, AAPJ continues to take a hardline stance against Israel, aligning itself with the far left Occupy AIPAC movement and sponsoring various speeches “against the Israeli occupation.”

Another of Sinema’s creations is Local to Global Justice, a grassroots advocacy group that has positioned itself as one of Arizona’s leading critics of the Jewish state.

In February 2004, the group brought the anti-Israel bus tour Wheels of Justice to Tempe—a junket that the Anti-Defamation League described as “distinctly anti-Israel.” The AAPJ cosponsored the event.

Like the AAPJ, Local to Global Justice has continued to sponsor events singling out Israel for undue criticism. Sinema’s headshot remains displayed on the group’s website.

The organization has advocated in favor of the Palestinian “right of return.”

Sinema formerly served as a spokesman for Women in Black, an anti-war group that was founded in part to support Palestinians during the Intifada.

Sinema became a Democratic Arizona legislator in 2005 following a stint, in the early 2000s, as the spokesperson for Ralph Nader’s Green Party USA, which has advocated ending U.S. aid to Israel.

As a lawmaker in the State House, Sinema continued to fraternize with Israel’s fiercest opponents, including the anti-war group CODEPINK, which has promoted conspiracy theories claiming that the so-called “Israel lobby” exerts ultimate control over U.S. foreign policy.

In 2006, Sinema penned a laudatory missive to the Israel critic Marwan Ahmad, a native Palestinian who was booted from a Phoenix political committee for “promoting messages of intolerance against Israel [and] the Jewish community.”

Though Sinema later condemned Ahmad after local Jewish newspapers applied pressure, she initially praised him for “13 years of service to the mosaic ethnic communities here in the Valley of the Sun.”

Since that incident, Sinema has continued to align herself with Ahmad, sending him videotaped messages of support and allowing her image to be featured on his website.[19]

Communist Party USA connection

Kyrsten Sinema has a long history with the Communist Party USA.

Romero connection

Kyrsten Sinema is close to Communist Party USA affiliated Tucson mayoral candidate Regina Romero.


Mayoral candidate Regina Romero was supported by her friend Senator Kyrsten Sinema.

Regina Romero Aug 22 2019.

I am so grateful for the support of my friend U.S. Senator @kyrstensinema . You've shown us the path of how to make history in #Arizona, and we plan to do the same in #Tucson. #WomenLead

Regina Romero endorsed both Raul Grijalva for Congress and Kyrsten Sinema for US Senate in 2018.


Regina Romero, Kyrsten Sinema, May 2018.


May Day and Cinco de Mayo

zoomed in selection of Communist Party USA paper People's Weekly World May 4, 2002 May Day and Cinco de Mayo greetings (click here for the full page)

Kyrsten Sinema was a signatory to an advertisement "May Day and Cinco de Mayo greetings" placed in the Communist Party USA paper People's Weekly World May 4, 2002. Such ads were traditionally placed in the Communist Party paper every May Day, sponsored by local party clubs, members or supporters.

Arizona's progressive community extends May Day and Cinco de Mayo greetings to all our friends across the country. We commit ourselves to resist the Bush Administration's drive for ever increasing military spending and a neverending state of war. We must redouble our efforts to build a people's coalition that will drive the ultra right out of Congress next November.

Co-signing the advertisement with Sinema were Communist Party USA members Joe Bernick, Jack Blawis, Lem Harris, Lorenzo Torrez, Anita Torrez, Carolyn Trowbridge, Steve Valencia, the Tucson and East Valley Clubs of the Communist Party USA and party fronts the Arizona Peace Council and the Salt of the Earth Labor College.


This support for the communist cause was not not a “one off’ or an aberration. In 2003 Sinema again put her name to the Arizona Communist Party’s May Day greetings page.

Arizona Together

Shortly after her election in 2004, Kyrsten Sinema and former State Representative Steve May formed Arizona Together, the statewide coalition to defeat Arizona’s same-sex marriage ban. During the course of the two years leading up to the 2006 election, Sinema led the campaign’s effort to raise nearly $3 million, research, craft, and deliver a winning message, and build a broad-based, statewide coalition of community leaders, organizations, and businesses. [20]

Arizona made history Nov. 7 2006, when its voters became the first in the nation to reject a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Wrote Arizona Communist Party USA leader and Arizona Together activist Joe Bernick;[21]

Why Arizona? How come voters in more liberal states have voted for similar hateful laws while conservative Arizona voted no?
If you were to believe the pundits in the corporate-owned press, our rejection of Prop. 107 was due to the western libertarian traditions, the spirit of Barry Goldwater — you know them, those right-wing Republicans who are against government interference in our personal business and our bedroom...

But a quick check of election returns would have demonstrated to these so-called pundits that Prop. 107 was defeated in working-class and liberal university precincts while passing in Goldwater Republican precincts. In suburban Tucson precincts, the vote for 107 corresponded closely with the vote for the ultra-right, anti-immigrant GOP congressional candidate Randy Graf.
So how did we do it? The answer is: educating, organizing and mobilizing.

As soon as proponents started circulating petitions to put 107 on the ballot, opponents brought out their own clipboards, signing up thousands of volunteers. Arizona Together emerged as the campaign committee, chaired by progressive state Rep. Kyrsten Sinema.
If passed, Prop. 107 proposed to outlaw same-sex marriage as well as nullify domestic partnership laws and registries which covered a majority of Arizona municipal and county workers. Since same-sex marriages are already not legal in Arizona, Arizona Together organizers realized that this was a stealth campaign to play on peoples’ prejudices and turn out Republican voters, and before anybody noticed thousands of unmarried couples would lose their health and other benefits.
Arizona Together called their bluff. It concentrated its educational campaign on the harm 107 would unleash on tens of thousands of working families.

The campaign enlisted the support of Mayors Phil Gordon of Phoenix and Bob Walkup of Tucson. These are Arizona’s two biggest cities, both of which have domestic partnership provisions for their employees. The state AFL-CIO joined the campaign with especially strong support from public employee unions. Tireless educational work eventually won the editorial support of all major Arizona newspapers.

Most important was the grassroots work. More than 18,000 volunteers spent countless hours on education and outreach. Volunteers mailed out over 1 million pieces of literature, more than 100,000 pieces were distributed door to door and tens of thousands of phone calls were made to voters. Money left over was used for three weeks of TV educational ads.

Congressman Raul Grijalva appeared on radio ads calling Prop. 107 an attack on working families. The Grijalva campaign worked closely with Arizona Together, using its literature in their extensive door-to-door canvassing. Also collaborating was the campaign of Gabrielle Gifford, who defeated Graf for an open congressional seat. I didn’t see any of those Goldwater Republicans handing out “No on 107” literature.
Arizona Together lived up to its name. It was able to defeat 107 because its educational campaign showed working-class Arizonans that this was an attack on working people. Almost every working person knows — or is him- or herself one-half of — an unmarried couple, often with children. They are our friends, co-workers, relatives, and they are us. When working people learned that 107 was an attack on all working people, they responded with a resounding “no.”

Morales on Sinema team

Kyrsten Sinema November 21, 2012 ·

THANK YOU! Final vote counts were completed last night and we won by a margin of 10,251 votes -- proof that the force of our community is stronger than political cynicism and more powerful than millions of dollars of the negative advertising against us.

Patrick Morales connection


Patrick Morales, Kyrsten Sinema, November 1, 2014.

Joe Bernick on 2018 US Senate race

Joe Bernick on 2018 US Senate race:

Two Congresswomen, Democrat Kirsten Sinema and Republican Martha McSally, are in a race to become Arizona’s first woman senator. McSally, who represents the district once held by Gabby Gifford, holds few public meetings and mostly runs ads about how she was the first woman fighter pilot. In the primary, she wrapped herself around Trump, but now she’s back to touting her military prowess and condemning Sinema for her antiwar protests against the Iraq war, claiming it was against the troops.

Sinema had been a peace activist in her student days, but has made a journey to become what some would call a “Hillary Clinton Democrat.”
The pundits are calling the race a tossup, but in my opinion, it’s a “leaning Democratic.” Sinema had been leading comfortably in most of the polls until McSally’s really nasty ads hit the TV, but even then, she just drew even with Sinema for three days before falling back again.
Arizona is full of retirees from all over, many who were in school during the Viet Nam War period. I can’t imagine they are very threatened by someone who went to peace demonstrations when in college. It also appears that the national Republican practice this fall is every Democratic candidate for governor or Congress is a socialist, communist, radical, far left, and extreme.
Sinema was, indeed, part of the people’s movement, losing her first election running as a Green. But David Garcia, on the other hand, doesn’t have a left background. Nevertheless, the Republican TV ads are calling him a radical and showing him in pictures that play to racist stereotypes of Latino gangsters, or what’s even more frightening, young Chicano activists.[22]

Communist support 2018

According to Joelle Fishman the Communist Party USA is involved in the 2018 Arizona Senate election:[23]

We are involved in two states where a Republican seat can be flipped: AZ (Flake open), TX (Cruz), and five states where a Democratic seat needs protection against being lost: FL (Nelson), IN (Donnelly), MO (McCaskill), NJ (Menendez)...'

Veterans for Peace connection


Rob McElwain August 9 2019·

I will be joining with the 'Veterans for Peace' outside the office of Senator Kyrsten Sinema's office at 33rd Street and Camelback at 10am to 11am this morning. They will deliver a letter to her asking her why she refuses to meet the them, as they were supporters in her election.

"Progressive Caucus"

Circa 2008, four members of the Arizona state legislature joined together to form a "Progressive Caucus" for the House of Representatives of the Arizona State Legislature.

They were;[24]

  • Dr. Ted Downing, Tucson, State Representative, Legislative District 28
  • Ben Miranda, Phoenix, State Representative, Legislative District 16
  • Phil Lopes, Tucson, State Representative, Legislative District 27
  • Kyrsten Sinema, Phoenix, State Representative, Legislative District 15

Obama delegate


Kyrsten Sinema, was a Barack Obama delegate at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.[25]

Helped craft Obamacare

Sinema was part of national team of state elected officials who worked to help craft America’s new health care law to "meet the needs of states, not the federal government".

Thanks in part to her work in "improving the bill", Sinema was invited by the President to attend the signing in March, 2010.[26]

Take Back America Conferences

Kyrsten Sinema was on the list of speakers at the 2008 Take Back America conference, which was organized by the Institute for Policy Studies, and Democratic Socialists of America dominated Campaign for America's Future.

On March 17, 2008, Rick Perlstein, Cliff Schecter, State Representative Kyrsten Sinema and Mike Zielinski spoke in a session entitled "The Crackup of Conservatism". [27]

America's Future Now Conferences

Kyrsten Sinema was on the list of speakers at the 2009 America's Future Now conference, which was organized by the Institute for Policy Studies, and Democratic Socialists of America dominated Campaign for America's Future.[28]

Progressive States Network

In 2010, Kyrsten Sinema served on the Board of Directors for the Progressive States Network, an organization which seeks to "transform the political landscape by sparking progressive actions at the state level".[29]

China and India


Kyrsten Sinema traveled to China and India in 2010.

Supported Progressive Health Care Reform

In late 2009, Kyrsten Sinema was one of more than 1,000 state legislators to sign a letter entitled "State Legislators for Progressive Health Care Reform". The letter was a project of the Progressive States Network and was developed in consultation with national health care reform advocates, including the AFL-CIO, AFSCME, Community Catalyst, Families USA, Herndon Alliance, National Women's Law Center, Northeast Action, SEIU, and Universal Health Care Action Network. The letter reads in part,[30]

"Failure to pass national comprehensive health reform now will further jeopardize state and local budgets, undermining public services like education, public safety, and transportation infrastructure... We, the undersigned, call on President Obama and the Congress to enact bold and comprehensive health care reform this year – based on these principles and a strong federal-state collaboration – and pledge our support as state legislators and allies in pursuit of guaranteed, high quality, affordable health care for all."

"Unite and Conquer"

Kyrsten Sinema’s first book, Unite and Conquer: How to Build Coalitions that Win and Last, was released in July 2009 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers.[31]

Texas Stonewall Democrats

Members of the Texas Stonewall Democratic Caucus from all across the state met in Austin on March 5 and 6 to assess the “ass-whipping” Democrats took at the polls last November and to develop messaging and other strategies for winning in 2012.

Participants heard two powerful keynote speeches from openly bisexual Arizona State Senator Kyrsten Sinema and national transgender activist Mara Keisling.

In her speech, Sinema illuminated how Arizona is the breeding ground for all the anti-immigrant, anti-choice, anti-worker’s rights and anti-children’s health care legislation that is being proposed in many state legislatures, including Texas. She warned that “Arizona is coming to a state near you” and characterized this as an attempt by the so-called Tea Party to “mainstream hatred in this country”. She stated that the Tea Party has been around for 20 years and is just another name for Republicans.

Sinema outlined ways that Democrats can build coalitions to stop these bad bills from becoming law and encouraged LGBT Democrats to reach out to allies, even unlikely ones, and support their issues in exchange for their support of ours. “After all, LGBT people make up only 4 percent of the electorate and you need 50 percent plus one to win,” she said.

After her speech, attendees jumped to their feet to give Sinema a rousing ovation and then formed a line to have her autograph copies of her book, “Unite And Conquer: Building Coalitions That Win – And Last”.[32]

2012 CLW House victories

2012 Council for a Livable World House Victories were;

Ron Barber (D-AZ), Ami Bera (D-CA), Tim Bishop (D-NY) Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Bruce Braley (D-IA), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Lois Capps (D-CA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), John Garamendi (D-CA), Joe Garcia (D-FL), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI), Denny Heck (D-WA), Steven Horsford (D-NV), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH), Dave Loebsack (D-IA), Patrick Murphy (D-FL), Rick Nolan (D-MN), Raul Ruiz (D-CA), Brad Schneider(D-IL), Carol Shea-Porter(D–NH), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ),Mark Takano(D-CA) and John Tierney(D-MA)..[33]


According to the Council for a Livable World website;

Kyrsten Sinema is running for Congress in Arizona’s newly created 9th Congressional District.
Outside of state government, Sinema has been a leader in Arizona’s anti-war movement. In the days after the 9/11 attacks, Sinema helped to organize Arizona progressives who were alarmed by widespread calls for invasion. Sinema was at the forefront of Arizona’s grassroots opposition to the war in Iraq.

Sinema’s principled opposition to war extends to the movement for a world free of nuclear weapons. As an Arizona state legislator she actively lobbied Senators John McCain (R) and John Kyl (R) for ratification of the New START nuclear reductions treaty. She supports ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Testing Ban and opposes the development of new nuclear weapons.


June 18, 2013 Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), Chairman of the House Liberty Caucus, and Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), the Ranking Member on the House Judiciary Committee, announced the introduction of bipartisan legislation to address National Security Agency surveillance.

H.R. 2399, the Limiting Internet and Blanket Electronic Review of Telecommunications and Email Act (LIBERT-E Act), restricts the federal government’s ability under the Patriot Act to collect information on Americans who are not connected to an ongoing investigation. The bill also requires that secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court opinions be made available to Congress and summaries of the opinions be made available to the public.

A coalition of 32 Members of Congress joined Conyers and Amash in introducing the bill. After introduction, Conyers and Amash issued the following statement:

The following Members of Congress cosponsored the legislation:

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA) Rep. John Duncan (R-TN) Rep. William Enyart (D-IL) Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY) Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) Rep. Rush Holt, Jr. (D-NJ) Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) Rep. Walter B. Jones (R-NC) Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) Rep. James McGovern (D-MA) Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME) Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM) Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL) Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) [34]

Sinema/Gabbard joint fundraiser In Phoenix

Two of the youngest members of the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a joint campaign fundraiser in Phoenix August 2013. Arizona Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-CD9) hosted Hawaii's Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI).

The two did not publicize the fundraiser, but Arizona's Politics became aware of it after the "Gabbard Sinema Joint Victory Fund" filed its Statement of Organization with the Federal Election Commission ("FEC") last week. The Democratic National Committee is holding its summer meeting in Phoenix this week, and Sinema welcomed her counterpart via Twitter.[35]

Eddy Morales connection

Ernesto Fonseca January 13 2019·


Celebrating with Eddy Morales who was sworn in on January 8th as one of the new City of Gresham Councilors. In addition he has supported a lot of our AZ Dems to get elected. Kyrsten Sinema Patrick Morales Arizona Democratic Party David Garcia — with Eddy Morales.

Gillum connection


Recall Joe

In 2013 Phoenix Democrats supported the effort to recall Sheriff Joe Arpaio, which was spearheaded by Respect Arizona, and assisted by Citizens for a Better Arizona, headed by Randy Parraz.

The Democrats of s of Legislative District 26 donated the proceeds from a scheduled chili cookoff on Saturday, April 20, 2013 to the recall effort, which has 41 days remaining before its deadline of May 30, when the campaign must turn in all of the signatures it has gathered.

The LD26 webpage reports that the "Guest of Honor" would be Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema. Other local pols on hand include Mesa City Councilman Dennis Kavanagh, state House members Andrew Sherwood and Juan Mendez, and state Senator Ed Ableser.[36]

Radical staffer

January 2013, A high-profile undocumented youth activist joined newly-elected Rep. Kyrsten Sinema's staff.

The Arizona Democrat hired Erika Andiola, a leading DREAM Act advocate, to work as a district outreach staffer.

"We've hired Erika to be the outreach director for our office," Sinema said in an interview with ABC/Univision. "She's a very, very smart young woman with a history of advocacy."

Sinema and Andiola met in the early 2000s when the congresswoman was serving in the state legislature and Andiola was working as a young community organizer.

As a student, Andiola has been involved in activism. She has been urging Washington leaders to pass the DREAM Act for years and was recently granted deportation relief under deferred action, a program that offers two-year reprieves from deportation to some undocumented young people.

Andiola has also been involved with Promise Arizona, a grassroots civic engagement organization aimed at recruiting a new generation of leaders, and she has worked countless hours promoting the DREAM Act. She has camped in front of congressional leader's offices and attended rallies. She has urged people to vote and spoken at workshops aimed at helping people apply for deferred action.[37]

Andiola quits

Sinema addresses Erika Andiola rally

Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) speaks at a press conference held by the Dream Action Coalition on immigration reform December 4, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Erika Andiola quit her job in the office of Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Phoenix, to go home and focus on fighting the deportation of her mother, Maria Arreola of Mesa.

Mother and daughter cried at a news conference in front of the Capitol, addressed also by Sinema, as Arreola recalled being put in handcuffs and told she was being deported. But they vowed to fight, and win, the battle to let Arreola stay.

Not every Hill resignation is announced at a media event in the shadow of the Capitol, but Andiola’s statement is just the latest in a continuing campaign by reform advocates to keep pressure on Congress.

“It’s getting to be pretty surreal at this point,” said Jessica Vaughan, director of the Center of Immigration Studies, who said the rallies, fasts, prayer vigils and news conferences are becoming a normal thing in Washington.[38]

Andiola was able to work for Arizona Rep. Kyrsten Sinema as outreach director because she was a recipient of President Obama's summer 2012 executive order, granting her deferred action status as an eligible undocumented immigrant.

Sinema said she is sad to see Andiola go.

"While I am disappointed to lose Erika as a member of our staff, I understand that she needs to focus 100% on her mom's case. We are hopeful that Erika's mother can remain in the country because we believe families should stay together. Arizona families just like Erika's are waiting for this Congress to pass commonsense comprehensive immigration reform that secures our borders, keeps families together, and grows our economy. Arizona has been waiting for too long already; we owe it to our state to pass immigration reform this year."[39]

Campaigning for Sinema


Kai Newkirk and Erika Andiola campaigning for Kyrsten Sinema and David Garcia November 2018.

Human Rights Campaign 2012


Human Rights Campaign 2015


Radical gay staffer

Justin Unga is the former Deputy Executive Director for the Arizona Democratic Party, where he worked from 2007 to 2012. Subsequently, he served as U.S. Representative Kyrsten Sinema’s Communications Director during her 2012 run and during her first term in Congress.

Medicare Birthday Party


With Medicare celebrating its 49th birthday last week and Social Security’s 79th birthday coming up on Thursday, August 14th, 2014, Alliance members have been holding celebrations across the country in honor of the retirement security programs. Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance, traveled to Arizona from July 31st to August 4th in order to take part in some of the events. Alliance celebrations in the state included an event in Tempe with Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-9), an event in Tucson with Rep. Ron Barber (AZ-2), and an event in Flagstaff with Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-1).[40]

ARA endorsements

The Alliance for Retired Americans Political Action Fund endorsed Kyrsten Sinema in 2012, 2014.[41]

AARA endorsement 2018


Blue Dog Coalition

By 2014, the Blue Dog Coalition was a shell of its former self, shrunken to just 15 members because of political defeat, retirements after redrawn districts left them in enemy territory and just plain exhaustion from the constant battle to stay in office. Several are not running for reelection in November, and a few others are top targets of Republicans.

In danger of losing even more clout, the leading Blue Dogs are regrouping and rebuilding. They are adding four members to their ranks in February — Reps. Ron Barber (Ariz.), Cheri Bustos (Ill.), Nick Rahall (W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) — and angling to play a key role in bipartisan talks over the next few years in the belief that the polar tension in the Capitol will thaw.[42]

New Democrat Coalition, 113th Congress

In the 113th Congress, 50 members of the House of Representatives belonged to the New Democrat Coalition, including:[43]

Turkish Cultural Center


Kyrsten Sinema at Turkish Cultural Center in Tempe.

Praising CAIR

“The Council’s work is amongst our nation’s most commendable, as the Council is an ally for both Muslims and other groups and individuals who have experienced religious discrimination, defamation, or hate crimes of any kind.”- Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) (September 2014). [44]

“CAIR provides American Muslims with the support and resources needed to become engaged and informed citizens, and for your continued efforts to promote peace and unity, you have my utmost thanks and appreciation.”

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) (October 2017)

CAIR fundraiser

On Saturday September 29, 2012, Kyrsten Sinema had a fundraiser event in Tempe at the home of Hassan Elsaad. The event was co-hosted by Mohamed El-Sharkawy a recent Board President of CAIR – Arizona.[45]

Radical Intern

Sarah Sakha, Intern 4 months 2015 Washington DC.[46]

Belen Sisa support


Belen Sisa supports Kyrsten Sinema.

Senate race endorsements, 2017

An abridged list of Kyrsten Sinema's endorsements, from the campaign:

Senate campaign staff

  • Andrew Piatt, campaign manager - Former Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) deputy political director
  • Rebecca Kasper, finance director - Former DSCC staffer
  • Sacha Haworth, communications director - Former DSCC press secretary
  • John Buysse, digital director - Former Clinton campaign social media strategist

Progress Arizona

“I think she’s (Sinema) just really invested in that self-image, personally, as someone who stands up to her party, and I think she has really lost track of what is actually politically prudent, even to put aside the impact on the lives of millions of people,” said Emily Kirkland, executive director of Progress Arizona, a progressive group that worked to elect Sinema to the Senate. There’s a difference, it turns out, between being a maverick and being a narcissist.[47]

"Progressive" support in 2018

On the weekend Donald Trump was visiting Phoenix to campaign for Republican Senate candidate Rep. Martha McSally, young, progressive, Latinx volunteers flooded the city’s suburbs in droves, going door to door, often in bright pink Planned Parenthood T-shirts, canvassing for Kyrsten Sinema.

“It’s like when we had to vote for either Trump or Hillary,” Angelica Romero, 21, the vice president of the Planned Parenthood student activist group on the Arizona State University campus said. “Hillary wasn’t the perfect candidate, there was a lot I disagreed with her on, but are we gonna vote for Trump? No. Are we gonna vote for McSally? No.”

“McSally is just so much worse,” said Athena Salman, a young, progressive Democratic state legislator in Arizona. “To create a false equivalency there is absurd and dangerous,” she added. “That’s how we ended up with Trump.”

In the primaries, progressive organizations like Planned Parenthood, EMILY’s List, and the Human Rights Campaign, which frequently speak out against Republican immigration policies, went all-in on Sinema over Deedra Abboud, a progressive civil rights lawyer. The groups have spent millions of dollars on ads and organized thousands of their supporters on her behalf throughout the campaign.

A spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign said in a statement that the organization has supported Sinema — the first openly bisexual woman elected to Congress — since she first ran for the House, and was quick to endorse her for Senate as well. “She was one of HRC's easiest and earliest public endorsements for the 2018 cycle,” the statement said, “and HRC Arizona has been bold and unequivocal in its support for her bid to be our next Senator.”

According to Planned Parenthood Action Fund Vice President Dawn Laguens her organization is “proud to support” Sinema, citing her background on abortion rights and health care. “We’ve been proud to defend people’s health and rights alongside Kyrsten in the House and look forward to continuing that work together in the Senate.” .

But by the week of the primaries, Sinema had a nearly 100-to-1 funding advantage over Abboud, who did not accept money from PACs, dashing Abboud’s chance at becoming a serious challenger to Sinema’s campaign. Sinema won in a landslide.

“I have friends that are DACA recipients, people who are politically involved and have advocated for not only themselves, but their communities,” says Isela Blanc, a Democratic member of the Arizona House of Representatives.

Planned Parenthood Raìz organizer Norma Jimenez and canvassers for Kyrsten Sinema gather in the campaign offices before heading out to knock on doors.

Now weeks away from the general election, the volunteers, many of whom were associated with Raíz, Planned Parenthood’s Latinx program, said that despite Sinema’s immigration record, they trusted Planned Parenthood made the right decision. Many said that ultimately they knew Sinema had the best chance of winning and not supporting her was not worth the risk of electing McSally, who had already voted eight times to defund Planned Parenthood.

”Planned Parenthood was there for me when I needed them,” said Planned Parenthood canvasser Carolina Olivarria Barraza. Barraza is an ASU student who immigrated from Mexico as a child with her family and has since gained citizenship. She has preexisting conditions that had kept her bedridden until that weekend when the doctor gave her the okay to canvass. “I think them supporting [Sinema] was the right choice.”

“Look, she is bad on immigration, and we’re disappointed in her,” Betty Guardado, an advocate with CASE Arizona, an immigrant and workers' rights organization, said. “But we also have to look at the whole state and see where the state is at, and we believe that if she went gung ho on immigration issues she wouldn’t be where she is right now. … We had to go with the candidate that we knew was gonna win.”

So instead of focusing on the negative, the volunteers have chosen to emphasize Sinema’s liberal and loyal stances on abortion, universal health care, and LGBT issues. She also has supported labor unions in Arizona, they said, and she has consistently supported the DREAM Act, which granted legal status to young adults who were brought to the US by their parents as children.

Danny Ortega, a lawyer who has worked in the immigration activist community in Phoenix for decades,said that he was familiar with the concerns expressed by the young, Latinx, and activist communities about Sinema’s immigration record and that he agreed with those concerns.

“But that shouldn’t get in the way of facing the reality of this Congress, that in order to come up with workable solutions you need compromise,” Ortega said, emphasizing that Sinema’s history of crossing the aisle is her strong suit. “I think Kyrsten’s part of the solution here, despite the reservations” of some of the people on the ground.

And maybe in a more friendly Congress, some of the volunteers said, her liberal side will start to take over.

“I’ve known Kyrsten [Sinema] since 1999, and I’ve been a physical and financial supporter of her since her first race,” Deedra Abboud, who is now encouraging her supporters to vote for Sinema,said. “She used to be a lot more liberal; she used to be a lot more outspoken. Everyone is pinning their hopes on if there is a Democratic majority, she will move back that way.”

And for the burgeoning progressive population, there are others on the ticket they can feel excited about. Young, minority state legislators, and candidates like David Garcia, whom Sen. Bernie Sanders recently flew to Arizona to rally for. If they win, it will mark a real sea-change in Arizona politics.

“There is going to be such a world soon,” where progressive activists see candidates who better reflect their views succeed in Arizona, National Organization of Women Arizona (NOW) board member Dianne Post said. “Maybe not this election cycle, but soon.”[48]

Staff and Interns

Kyrsten Sinema staff



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