In her first term at the Arizona Legislature, Kyrsten Sinema did something that few Democratic freshman legislators are able to do today. She introduced and passed legislation to protect Arizona families. More specifically, she was able to protect a key right of mothers — and that’s why the Arizona Republic called Sinema’s legislation a “Key Victory” in 2006.
Working with stay-at-home moms Amy Milliron and Karen Bayless Feldman, Sinema took the debate on breastfeeding to the State Capitol where she helped pass bipartisan legislation that would decriminalize breastfeeding in public. Prior to this, mothers who nursed in public were subject to criminal charges or legally required to leave places like public pools or parks when asked by public employees.
“Most people don’t know how much she helped moms in our state when we worked on creating the law to protect breastfeeding families”, said Milliron, “She truly was the brains behind the entire effort.”
Don’t believe the political smears about Kyrsten Sinema. Her record of delivering real results for families is just what Arizona needs.