Seniors for Sinema: New Coalition of Arizonans 65+ Stand with Kyrsten
September 28, 2018
Sinema for Arizona today announced the launch of Seniors for Sinema, a coalition of older Arizonans who stand with Kyrsten in her campaign for the Senate. Arizona seniors support Kyrsten and are working in their communities to promote Kyrsten’s strong record of defending the health care, Medicare, and Social Security that Arizonans count on for a secure retirement.
Kyrsten issued this statement:
“After a lifetime of hard work, Arizonans deserve to retire with dignity. We must keep our promise to Arizona seniors. I’ll keep working to protect Medicare and Social Security, root out waste in the system, and make sure that seniors’ life savings are safe from financial fraud. Together we’re fighting to make sure Arizona’s seniors have a voice in the U.S. Senate.”
Kyrsten knows seniors count on the benefits they’ve earned over a lifetime of hard work. Unlike Congresswoman McSally, Kyrsten has voted against efforts to jeopardize Social Security and Medicare and raise the retirement age. Kyrsten worked across the aisle to:
- Root out waste, fraud, and abuse in the system to improve Medicare and Social Security;
- Oppose legislation that would lead to cuts to Medicare;
- Provide Social Security recipients with a cost of living adjustment;
- Ensure Medicare remains strong and dependable and protect Medicare Advantage;
- Tackle the opioid crisis by reducing over prescribing among Medicare recipients;
- And protect seniors’ hard earned savings from financial fraud and abuse through the Senior Safe Act.
Kyrsten has been endorsed by the Alliance for Retired Americans and the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.
Hear from the co-chairs of Seniors for Sinema:
“Kyrsten understands the challenges Arizona seniors are facing, and she’s focused on delivering results for our state. She has worked across the aisle to preserve and protect Medicare, Social Security, and health care access. Kyrsten also successfully helped pass the Senior Safe Act, which protects Arizona seniors from financial fraud. Meanwhile, Martha McSally caved to political pressure, expressing support for Social Security privatization and voting to raise the retirement age. Kyrsten’s leadership has been steadfast, and that’s why the choice is clear: Arizona seniors need Kyrsten Sinema as our next senator. I’m proud to let other Arizona seniors know the facts in this election.”
— Jack Lunsford, Seniors for Sinema Central Arizona Co-Chair
“I turn on the TV these days and all I see are negative ads from Martha McSally. Instead of the lies and political games, what I’m concerned about is who fights for me and my family. That’s why I’m proud to to stand with Kyrsten in her campaign: she is focused on the issues, like protecting Medicare and Social Security, improving our health care system, and fighting for Arizonans. Kyrsten is a strong advocate for Arizona seniors, and I know she’ll fight for us in the U.S. Senate.”
— Harriet Young, Seniors for Sinema Northern Arizona Co-Chair
“Martha McSally has failed Arizona seniors in Congress. While McSally was voting to turn Medicare into a voucher system and raise the retirement age for Social Security, Kyrsten Sinema was fighting for us. We depend on these benefits, and Kyrsten gets that. Kyrsten has worked across the aisle to protect and strengthen Medicare and Social Security. I know that she will be the Senator Arizona seniors can count on.”
— Tom McConnel, Seniors for Sinema Southern Arizona Co-Chair