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Best Candidates for Working People, 2018: Kyrsten Sinema

Best Candidates for Working People, 2018: Kyrsten Sinema

Kyrsten Sinema
AFL-CIO

This November’s elections are shaping up to be among the most consequential in recent U.S. history. Throughout the summer and fall, we are taking a look at the best candidates for working people. Today, we feature Rep. Kyrsten Sinema from Arizona, who is running for U.S. Senate.

Here are some of the key reasons why Sinema is one of the best candidates for working people in 2018:

  • She has a record of working across the aisle to help create good-paying jobs.

  • Sinema is committed to equal pay for equal work.

  • She has supported legislation to expand rural broadband and help family farmers.

  • Sinema has fought to expand school funding and to make college and skills training more affordable.

  • She opposes efforts to cut Medicare and Social Security and opposes raising the retirement age.

  • Sinema opposes efforts to let employers deny coverage for birth control.

  • She is committed to lowering the cost of prescription drugs.

  • Sinema has worked to expand educational opportunities for veterans and hosts Boots to Books resource fairs to help veterans get started on careers in civilian life.

  • She supports immigration reform that keeps families together and gives Dreamers a pathway to citizenship.

  • Sinema, the first openly bisexual member of Congress, is a co-sponsor of the Equality Act, federal legislation that would extend key civil rights protections to LGBTQ Americans, including in employment and housing. 

  • She fought to save military jobs in Arizona and to get service members a pay raise.

To learn more about Sinema, visit her website.

Kenneth Quinnell
Thu, 09/13/2018 – 08:25

Updated: September 25, 2018 — 8:03 am
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