BLOG / July 27, 2021

Last Week This Morning: Arizonans support a primary challenge

By TJ Hernandez


Sinema should be nervous. New polling released by Data for Progress clearly demonstrates the frustration Arizonans are feeling with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema—she is trailing in overall favorability ratings. Sen. Mark Kelly and Pres. Biden, on the other hand, are both overwhelmingly popular in Arizona. Additionally, two-thirds of Arizona Democrats would support a primary challenger against Sinema, if the challenger supported filibuster elimination. The poll found that Arizona voters also support key aspects of Biden’s agenda, like the Protecting the Right to Organize Act and a $15 minimum wage. Frustration with Sinema’s obstruction is boiling over to other key constituencies as well—a group of over 500 Arizona business leaders released an open letter to Sinema calling on her to eliminate the filibuster and pass voting rights bills.

Sham audit continues. The GOP continues to perpetuate lies about the 2020 election through the sham audit conducted by the partisan and unqualified Cyber Ninjas firm, which is costing taxpayers millions. Don’t miss this report from We Are Oversight on why the upcoming results from the “audit” are already compromised. Donald Trump visited Arizona on Saturday to appear at an “Election Protection” rally, joining the many Trump loyalists who have visited our state to support the so-called audit and sow doubts about an election that trusted local officials conducted and verified.

Capitol Watch Finale. Catch the season finale of Capitol Watch, where we go over Sine Die—the end of the Arizona Legislative Session for the year. 

PRO Act. Last week was the Protecting the Right to Organize week of action. Learn more about this groundbreaking piece of legislation and why we must pass it in our latest video.

Moral Monday. Join the Arizona Coalition to End the Filibuster on Monday, July 26th at 9am for a march, rally, and non-violent sit in at Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s office, led by three remarkable civil rights movement leaders, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Dr. William J Barber II, and Barbara Arnwine. 


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