Kyrsten Sinema

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House, Arizona, District #9

Contact Information:

2944 N. 44th Street, Suite 150,
Phoenix, AZ 85018
202-225-9888
http://sinema.house.gov

Biography:

After college, Sinema became a social worker helping struggling families. She soon realized that the problems they came to her with – poverty, homelessness, job loss, abuse – were common to so many families, and that solving these problems meant thinking bigger than one family at a time. So Sinema went back to school and started working at the grassroots level to help people access our leaders and talk about their needs. She helped them argue for better schools and fought to ensure that the services we fund were actually helping the people who need and deserve them. Her feeling was that if she could help these struggling people change the circumstances in which they live, instead of just giving them a food box and trying to help them find a place to sleep for a night, that she had done her job.

Sinema ran for the legislature on her belief that everyone should get the same shot and that the system should not favor those at the very top, and won. There she worked to pass tough immigration laws, securing funding for our vets, working to provide business incentives for job creation and fighting back against attempts to gut basic health care for kids, cuts to services for the elderly and dramatic drops to school funding.

Sinema worked to ensure that any Medicare reforms protected taxpayers, reduced costs, and ended the worst practices of the insurance industry. Thanks in part to her hard work in improving the bill, Sinema was invited by the President to attend the signing in March, 2010.

Krysten was a great supporter for the passage of VAWA in the 113th Congress and advocates against DOMA in support of LGBT rights.

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