Tempe, AZ — Last night, Kyrsten Sinema held a veterans roundtable at the home of David Lucier, President of the Tempe Veterans Foundation, and her campaign began airing a new television ad focused on veterans. The ad is entitled “Moral Obligation.”
Meeting attendees included veterans such as Lucier, as well as active duty members and representatives of veterans service organizations such as Madison Street Veterans Association. Sinema is running for Congress in Arizona’s Ninth Congressional District, located in the center of Maricopa County, at the urban and suburban center of family neighborhoods with soldiers serving abroad and returning home. Congressional District Nine is also the home of the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, making it one of the three Arizona districts with a VA healthcare system within its boundaries.
Sinema sought the help of Lucier and veterans organizations to begin an on-the-ground workgroup that would transition into a long-term veterans advisory council for the next term in Congress. The group discussed issues ranging from veteran homelessness to healthcare and jobs for for returning soldiers.
“Thanks to Sinema’s work, Arizona has become a better place for our servicemen and women returning home,” Lucier told the group. “The education bill that we worked on together was a groundbreaking piece of legislation for veterans–that became a model on a national scale.”
On the same night as the veterans roundtable, Sinema’s campaign for Congress released a new thirty-second TV spot entitled, “Moral Obligation.” The spot highlights Sinema’s work to pass bills that helped veterans and military families.
The spot opens to images of soldiers and military families with Sinema narrating, “They risked their lives for us; gave up their jobs for us; their families sacrificed for us.”
The ad continues with Sinema explaining how she was able to reach across party lines to, “make it easier for returning veterans to go to college… spouses to get business licenses and assistance in getting a job.”
The ad can be viewed below and is running on cable and broadcast networks in Maricopa County.