Voto Latino is investing six figures to hold Senator Sinema accountable during the 2024 primary for her obstruction of critical voting reforms, minimum wage increases, pandemic relief for undocumented Latinos, and other reforms that would protect and uplift millions of Latinos. Sinema’s actions directly undermine and suppress the right and wellbeing of Latinos that elected her into office. We refuse to let Sinema have the last word — voters will have the last word.
She voted AGAINST voting rights
Sinema refused to change the filibuster rules to allow for the passage of the Freedom to Vote and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement acts, which would have restored much-needed protections against discrimination targeting voters of color. Her vote was not only a blow to voting rights but a slap in the face to all of her constituents who tried again and again to be heard.
She voted AGAINST increasing the minimum wage
In March 2021, Sinema voted to reject the Raise the Wage Act of 2021, which would have increased the working minimum wage to $15 an hour. Her vote directly impacted millions of Latinos working minimum-wage jobs.
She voted AGAINST pandemic relief for undocumented Latinos
In February 2021, Sinema supported an amendment that prohibited undocumented immigrants from receiving COVID-19 stimulus checks. This decision had very real consequences for Arizona’s undocumented community, which has struggled significantly during the pandemic. Remember: Undocumented immigrants still pay taxes — they deserve to get benefits from our system. And less money in the pockets of Arizonians, no matter their status, meant less money circulating in the Arizona economy.
"Dime con quien andas y te diré quien eres."
"Tell me who your friends are and I'll tell you who you are"
Help us Say Adiós
Voto Latino, the nation’s premier grassroots political organization empowering Latino voters, is launching ¡Adiós, Sinema! to hold Senator Kyrsten Sinema accountable for her obstruction of critical voting reforms that would protect the rights of millions of Latino voters.
Voto Latino is committing to a six figure ad buy during the 2024 primary election campaign to remind Arizona Latinos about Sinema’s refusal to support their communities. In 2021 alone, states enacted voter disenfranchisement laws affecting up to 20 million eligible Latino voters nationwide, including 1.5 million voters in Arizona.
“Make no mistake: Senator Sinema owes her political career to Latino voters. She clearly doesn’t understand that she can’t take that support for granted. Grassroots Latino leaders in Arizona and in Washington repeatedly reached out to Senator Sinema and urged her to protect our constitutional right to cast a vote and have it count, but she refused. Now voters will have the last word.” -- María Teresa Kumar, founder and president of Voto Latino.