Kyrsten Sinema: Equality Champion in Arizona
November 6, 2012 by Dan Rafter, Associate Director of Communications
Voters in Arizona’s ninth congressional district are voting today in a race that could send Kyrsten Sinema to Congress. HRC endorsed Sinema and has staff on the ground in Arizona pounding the pavement to ensure her election
Sinema previously served as a member of HRC’s Arizona steering committee, and her career in public service is marked by her continued dedication to standing up for LGBT equality. She is a longtime supporter of marriage equality – working on more than one occasion to push back against anti-equality legislation in Arizona. She’s advocated for our families, defeating a 2010 bill aimed at making it impossible for LGBT people to adopt. And – despite fierce opposition from those who work against equality – she’s tirelessly advocated for workplace protection legislation in Arizona.
Sinema’s election also would make her the first openly bisexual member of the U.S. House.
Check out some pictures HRC’s Erin Miller sent along of Sinema visiting with volunteers working to get her elected:
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July 30, 2014