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Sinema Statement on Re-election

PHOENIX – Kyrsten Sinema issued the following statement after winning a third term representing Arizona’s 9th Congressional District.

“I am honored that Arizonans in the 9th Congressional District have put their trust and faith in me. I look forward to two more years of working towards our vision for Arizona and for our country.

“I’ve always been a cheerful warrior, willing to work with literally anyone to get things done. Unfortunately, Washington doesn’t work that way. It’s broken.

“We face a challenge – to come together as a people and as a nation, to set aside our minor differences and unite around our love of country and its fundamental freedoms guaranteed by our great constitution.

“We can work together to meet the challenges our country faces. We can do this differently. For our country, for our future, I think we must.”

Sinema Endorsed by National Association of Women Business Owners

PHOENIX – Today, Kyrsten Sinema was endorsed by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) for her support of Arizona businesses.

“I am proud to earn the endorsement of the National Association of Women Business Owners,” said Sinema. “We work hard every day to find creative, commonsense solutions that help businesses, both large and small, thrive and contribute to the local economy. We’ll continue working on both sides of the aisle to support Arizona business owners, cut red tape, and keep our economy growing.”

“During her time in Congress, Kyrsten has shown her understanding of the issues facing small business owners and the contribution they make to this economy as well as her willingness to work with members of both political parties to ensure and expand opportunities for business owners,” said Teresa Meares, NAWBO National Board Chair. “NAWBO was founded 41 years ago to advocate on behalf of all women business owners. We are pleased to endorse Kyrsten in her bid for re-election and look forward to working with her.”

In Congress, Kyrsten has led the fight to repeal the Health Insurance Tax (HIT), a direct tax that increases the cost of health insurance for Arizona families, employers, and employees. She also passed the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act to reduce the regulatory burden on startup businesses refining their business plans and pitching their ideas to potential investors.

About NAWBO
Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of America’s more than 9.1 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest growing segment of the economy. NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneu

Sinema for Congress releases new ad: “Vets”

 

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October 19, 2016

 

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Sinema for Congress Releases New Ad: “Vets”

 

PHOENIX – Sinema for Congress today released a new ad, “Vets,” focused on Kyrsten’s work to hold the VA accountable and get Arizona veterans the care they’ve earned.

 

“I come from a military family,” said Sinema in the ad. “Every day these heroes risk their lives to protect us. We have a moral obligation to provide the care and benefits our vets were promised and deserve.”

 

When news broke about the tragedies at the Phoenix VA, Kyrsten took immediate action. Since June of 2014, her office has held nine resource clinics for Arizona veterans and their families. Kyrsten’s team has helped more than 1,700 veterans access benefits and care.

 

Kyrsten also introduced and passed legislation, the Sergeant Daniel Somers Classified Veterans Access to Care Act, to fix VA mental health care and ensure veterans with classified experiences have appropriate access to mental health services.

 

Watch “Vets” here.

 

Transcript of “Vets”

 

Veteran 1: Kyrsten stood up for us

 

Veteran 2: She took on the mess at the VA

 

Veteran 3: She got us better care

 

Veteran 4: And more mental health services

 

Veteran 2: More job opportunities when vets return home

 

Veteran 1: And a cost of living increase

 

Kyrsten Sinema: I come from a military family. Every day these heroes risk their lives to protect us. We have a moral obligation to provide the care and benefits our vets were promised and deserve.

 

Kyrsten Sinema: I’m Kyrsten Sinema. I sponsored this message.

 

Veteran 3: Thank you, Kyrsten.

 

Sinema Endorsed by National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

PHOENIX – Today, Kyrsten Sinema was endorsed by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM) for her record of protecting Social Security and Medicare for Arizona seniors and future generations.

“I am proud to earn the endorsement of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare,” said Sinema. “After a lifetime of hard work, Arizona seniors deserve to retire with dignity and security. Medicare and Social Security are earned benefits that Arizonans have paid for and deserve, and I will continue fighting to protect these programs for current seniors and future generations.”

“Our nation needs your leadership, vision and determination to fight for working families and older Americans,” said Max Richtman, President and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, in an endorsement letter to Kyrsten Sinema. “You earned the endorsement of the National Committee because you understand and support the critical roles that Social Security and Medicare play in the retirement and health security of our nation’s older citizens and their families. You are well-prepared to serve the needs of seniors and are making the preservation of Social Security and Medicare a priority in office.”

In Congress, Kyrsten co-founded the United Solutions Caucus, a group of bipartisan members who meet regularly to find commonsense solutions to protect Medicare and Social Security while balancing the federal budget and cutting wasteful spending

Kyrsten also introduced the SENIORS Act, a bipartisan bill to give Social Security recipients a one-time cost-of-living adjustment (COLA). She also voted to permanently repeal and replace the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) to protect Arizona seniors, provide stability for doctors, and ensure Medicare remains strong and dependable.

Sinema for Congress Releases New Ad: “Homeless”

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PHOENIX – Sinema for Congress today released its first TV ad of the 2016 campaign cycle, “Homeless,” highlighting Kyrsten’s record to strengthen education and make college and job training affordable for Arizona families.

 

In the ad, Kyrsten reflects on the important role education and student loans played in her life and emphasizes her commitment to ensuring all Arizonans have the same opportunity to succeed.

 

“Education was my way to a better life,” said Sinema in the ad. “It’s why I fought so hard to lower interest rates for student loans and make college and job training more affordable.”

 

Through her Drop that Debt initiative, Sinema took Arizona students’ stories to Congress and fought for legislation to lower student loan interest rates. Sinema also supported legislation to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Act and strengthen career and technical education for Arizona students.

 

Watch “Homeless” here.

 

Transcript of “Homeless”:

 

Sinema: “It was tough when I was a kid. Our family lived for almost three years in an abandoned gas station with no running water or electricity.

 

“Education was my way to a better life, and with hard work, scholarships, and college loans, I made it.

 

“It’s why I fought so hard to lower interest rates for student loans and make college and job training more affordable.

 

“I’m Kyrsten Sinema. I sponsored this message because every child deserves the opportunity to succeed.”

Kyrsten Sinema for Congress