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  Sinema, Kyrsten
<-  2011-06-22  
NameKyrsten Sinema
Address335 West Windsor Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85003, United States
Website [Link]
Born July 12, 1976
Died Still Living (38 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRBH
Feb 23, 2013 01:27am
Tags Caucasian - Very Liberal - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Tort Reform - Government Reform - Pro Environment - Pro Marijuana Legalization - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor - Pro-Term Limits - Single - Bisexual -
InfoKyrsten Sinema serves as the Assistant Leader to the Democratic Caucus in the House of Representatives and represents central Phoenix in the Arizona Legislature. Now in her third term, she is the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee and the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee.

Kyrsten holds both a law degree and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the School of Justice and Social Inquiry at ASU. She is an adjunct professor in the School of Social Work at ASU and practices law when not in session. Kyrsten also serves as faculty for the Center for Progressive Leadership, teaching tomorrow’s community leaders about the political process.

Kyrsten has worked on initiatives in Arizona and around the country for a number of years, and in 2006 chaired Arizona Together, the first and only successful effort in the country to defeat a same-sex marriage ballot initiative. In 2008, she chaired Protect Arizona’s Freedom, the coalition that defeated Ward Connerly’s effort to place an initiative on the state ballot to eliminate equal opportunity programs. She continues to consult with political groups around the nation on electoral and legislative strategy.

Kyrsten serves on numerous community and national boards, including as Board President of Community Outreach and Advocacy for Refugees, the YWCA of Maricopa County, Center for Progressive Leadership, and theYoung Elected Officials’ Network. Kyrsten is the recipient of awards for her political leadership, including the NAACP Civil Rights Award, Az Hispanic Community Forum Friend of the Year, Planned Parenthood Legislative CHOICE Award, Sierra Club’s Most Valuable Player, and the Az Public Health Association Legislator of the Year.

Kyrsten’s first book, Unite and Conquer: How to Build Coalitions that Win and Last, will be released in July 2009 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers.



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Nov 09, 2012 03:45pm News Kyrsten Sinema, Arizona Democrat, To Replace Pete Stark As Sole Atheist In Congress  Article Craverguy 
Jul 12, 2012 08:00pm News Democratic candidate Kyrsten Sinema is NOT a Hispanic candidate. She avoided the recall and loves Russell Pearce  Article Scott³ 
Jun 09, 2011 09:00pm General Arizona State Senator Krysten Sinema Interested in House Bid  Article COSDem