Team Sinema Update: Kyrsten Hits the Road in Southern Arizona — Week of May 28, 2018
June 3, 2018
Kyrsten often says that traveling the state and talking to Arizonans is her favorite part of her job. She got plenty of that this week, seeing old friends and meeting many, many new ones across Arizona. This week in the state was an especially busy one. Here are some of the highlights.
Kyrsten Visited a VA Clinic and Hit the Road in Southern Arizona
Kyrsten heard from medical providers at the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Casa Grande on how a bill Kyrsten co-sponsored — the VA MISSION Act — will improve care for veterans. She also attended Meet and Greets in Pima, Pinal, and Cochise counties, where she heard from everyday Arizonans and spoke about her campaign to get things done for our state.
Kyrsten Pushed for Action on the Opioid Crisis
Kyrsten joined the governor and Arizona’s Congressional delegation to push for action on the opioid crisis and making sure our border is secure. Kyrsten has been a longtime advocate for addressing the opioid crisis, and has stood up to efforts to cut AHCCCS, an important tool in combating the opioid epidemic. Just last week, a bill co-introduced by Kyrsten to help Arizona seniors fight addiction and cut down on over-prescribing passed a key legislative committee.
Kyrsten Visited Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and Fort Huachuca
Kyrsten met with commanders and servicemembers at Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, to hear from servicemembers about the long-term challenges and goals of their operations. In her conversations, Kyrsten affirmed her commitment to making sure these men and women are fully equipped with the necessary tools to keep Arizonans safe at home and abroad.
Kyrsten Met Arizona Firefighters in Tucson
Kyrsten was in her hometown of Tucson to meet with firefighters from across the state. She thanked these brave men and women for keeping us safe during wildfire season and discussed her recent work to cut red tape and ensure the Supertanker, a firefighting aircraft based in Marana, can deploy to support first responders this summer. She also shared how she worked across party lines to help establish an innovative method to better track and research cancer risks for firefighters.
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See more photos from Kyrsten’s week below: