Political action group pulls future endorsements for Sen. Sinema

By Jill Ryan
Published: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 10:16am
Updated: Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 10:49am

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Kyrsten Sinema
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Kyrsten Sinema in 2018.

A group known as Emily's List, which backs pro-choice women for political offices, will no longer endorse Sen. Kyrsten Sinema after she refused to help change filibuster rules to make way for voter rights legislation.

Sinema and colleague Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, have held up their party’s goal of passing voting rights legislation by refusing to help change certain filibuster rules. 

An open letter from more than 70 Arizona women leaders had previously called on Emily’s List to publicly demand Sinema vote to change the filibuster rules.