There’s an old saying about the final week of an election campaign: the silly season is on us.
But there’s a difference between political attacks that are silly and smears that are just plain sleazy.
The new smears directed at Kyrsten Sinema should have no place in democracy. Kyrsten has been a strong ally in the fight for justice and fairness. She took Joe Arpaio to court. She voted against SB1070 and stood up to Russell Pearce, publicly debating him and laying out the case against his terrible bill. Then she spoke out nationally.
Other Democrats ducked.
In all my years of political organizing in the Latino community, I have worked with many allies from across this country. I know the real deal when I see it.
Kyrsten Sinema is someone I trust to go to Congress and work to pass the DREAM Act, work for fairness and stand up against the ugly politics of division that targets Latinos in particular, and does real damage to the fabric of our entire country.
Civil Rights Attorney and Community Leader