Stories tagged: "Sen. Kyrsten SInema"


Rev. Jesse Jackson (C), listens during a sit-in demonstration outside the office of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) on July 26, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Pressure to End the Filibuster Is Mounting for Kyrsten Sinema as 39 Protesters Arrested During Phoenix Sit-In

Police arrested 39 protestors outside Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s office on Monday as they called on the senator to support ending the filibuster

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‘Central to Our Identity’: Why These Arizona Faith Leaders Plan to Continue Fighting for Voting Rights

Faith leaders across Arizona have spoken out in recent months about protecting voting rights and expanding access to the ballot box as a Christian issue, not a partisan one.

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10 Activists Arrested After Protesting Outside Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s Office to End Filibuster

Activists said they were protesting the filibuster because it was holding up immigration reform, universal healthcare, and voting rights protections.

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Activists Urge Sinema to Ditch Filibuster After Republicans Use it to Kill Voting Rights Bill

Republicans blocked a bill on Tuesday that would have extensively expanded voting rights, despite support from Democratic and Independent senators.

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Arizonans Cite Obstruction, Racist History as Reasons They Want the Filibuster Gone

Rally attendees said there's specific legislation they would like to see become law but feel don’t have a chance unless the filibuster is removed.

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Phoenix Attorney Explains Why VAWA Is Vital to Getting Domestic Violence Victims Access to Affordable Legal Services

“It’s like trying to drain a river with a plastic bucket. The need is so great and the help that’s available is so small.”  Daniel Riley was the managing attorney for a Phoenix legal clinic for domestic violence victims from 2010 to 2012.  In that time, he said he and his staff helped hundreds of...

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Mark Kelly is Sworn into Senate, Giving Arizona Two Democratic Senators

Kelly’s Senate arrival marks a political milestone for Arizona, which has two Democratic senators for the first time since January 1953. Arizona Democrat and former astronaut Mark Kelly was sworn into the Senate on Wednesday, narrowing Republican control of the chamber and underscoring his state’s shift from red to blue. Kelly, 56, defeated GOP Sen....