BLOG / May 17, 2022

Last Week This Morning: Senate fails to pass WHPA

By TJ Hernandez


Senate fails to protect Roe. The Women’s Health Protection Act was voted down in the Senate after Joe Manchin joined Republicans to vote no. Even if he had voted yes, the bill still would have failed due to the filibuster rule, which Sen. Kyrsten Sinema does not support ending or reforming. The package was a critical priority given the Supreme Court’s upcoming expected decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, though abortion is still legal in Arizona. 

Insurrectionists on the ballot. The Arizona Supreme Court ruled that U.S. Reps Andy Gosar and Paul Biggs and AZ state Rep. Mark Finchem may remain on the 2022 ballot. Earlier this year, a group of Arizona voters brought forward a lawsuit to ban them from running for reelection due to their efforts to overturn the 2020 election and role in planning the Jan. 6th event at the U.S. Capitol that led to multiple deaths. 

AZ law enforcement bills. Don’t miss this overview of the slate of bills the AZGOP is pushing in the Arizona Legislature that will intensify the abuses committed by law enforcement — they would terrorize vulnerable communities and prevent police accountability.   

Someone you love. Watch and share this video about the compassion and care people who need an abortion deserve. 


Sit in to save America. Join fellow Arizonans in Tucson on May 23rd for a rally and march to call on Senators Sinema and Manchin to end the filibuster. Following the march, there will be a civil disobedience action to escalate the demands. If you are interested in joining the family-friendly rally or getting more information on the direct action, click here. 

Tell the leg to vote no on harmful law enforcement bills. 


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