FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
JANUARY 19, 2022
Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA), Stand Up America Tell Sinema: If You Turn Your Back On Us, We Will Turn Our Backs On You
PHOENIX, ARIZONA — Today, Co-Executive Director of Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA) Alejandra Gomez and Executive Director of Stand Up America Christina Harvey jointly released the following statement:
“Republicans in Arizona’s state legislature are on the precipice of introducing several new bills aimed at making it more difficult for Arizonans—especially Black and brown folks—to exercise their freedom to vote. Against this backdrop of increasing voter suppression in her home state, Senator Sinema has spent her energy shedding crocodile tears on the floor of the Senate, being a constant source of opposition to critical reform, and sending hollow tweets about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. instead of supporting changes to the Senate rules that would allow the Democratic majority to protect and strengthen voting rights.
“Enough is enough. If Sen. Sinema turns her back on the Arizonans fighting to protect the freedom to vote in Arizona and across the country, if she decides to embrace the likes of George Wallace and turn her back to the Black and brown organizers who delivered her Senate victory for her, then we will turn our backs on her, too.”
About Stand Up America
Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with over two million community members across the country. Focused on grassroots advocacy to stand up to corruption and voter suppression and build a more representative democracy, Stand Up America has driven over 1.7 million calls to lawmakers, registered over 100,000 voters, mobilized thousands of protestors, and contacted tens of millions of voters. In Arizona, Stand Up America community members have driven nearly 10,000 calls and emails in the last year to protect the freedom to vote from voter suppression bills in the state legislature.
Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA) is a dynamic, membership-led, grassroots organization, building power with Arizona’s working families to advance social, racial and economic justice for all. Through leadership development, grassroots campaigns, advocacy and civic engagement, we seek to create an Arizona in which every person enjoys equal rights, opportunities and protections. You can find more about LUCHA online at: luchaaz.org