BLOG / November 15, 2021

Last Week This Morning: Rising costs

By TJ Hernandez


Blow to Brnovich. A judge has denied Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s request to end the vaccine mandate for federal workers and contractors. Brnovich, a candidate for governor, is yet another example of Republican electeds in Arizona utilizing their positions of power to appeal to a radical base for political gain. 

Sinema called out by Vets group. On Veterans Day, Sen. Sinema tweeted to honor the holiday. Don’t miss this thread by Common Defense, a veterans group that has attempted to express concerns to Sen Sinema’s office about voting rights and other issues, only to be largely ignored. 

BBB updates. Congress is continuing to work to pass the Build Back Better Plan, with the House eyeing a vote this coming week. If it passes, the legislation will go to the Senate, where we need conservative Democrats like Sinema and Manchin to represent those who elected them and vote yes. Economic anxiety has become even more prevalent as costs of living continue to rise, and the Build Back Better Plan would lower the expenses of childcare, healthcare, and more at a critical time for working families. 

Rally recap. Watch this video from the Unite for Our Future Rally, where Arizonans gathered to call on our Senators and Representatives to pass Build Back Better with no further cuts.

Support immigrants. Text “Call Now” to 877-877 to tell your Senators that you support Build Back Better, and specifically the inclusion of a pathway to citizenship in the bill. 


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