August 29, 2012

For Immediate Release

EMILY’s List Congratulates Ann Kirkpatrick and Kyrsten Sinema on Their Victories in Arizona : EMILY’s List Celebrates Two More Competitive Primary Victories

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) and Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01) on their hard-won primary victories in Arizona.

“Today, Arizona voters showed us that they want to send strong voices and effective leaders to Congress,” said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List. “Kyrsten and Ann are exactly that – Democratic women who each have an impressive record of fighting for working families. Both women’s personal and professional experience has given them a real understanding of the struggles that women and families in Arizona face, and EMILY’s List is excited to continue supporting their campaigns as they move on to the general election in November.”

Although only 36, Kyrsten Sinema is already a seasoned public servant who has stood up to extremist attacks on women’s health and welfare. With the help of EMILY’s List WOMEN VOTE! Arizona voters were able to learn about her commitment to fighting for progressive values. 

A lifelong Arizonan who was born and raised among the Apache, Ann Kirkpatrick has strong roots in her community and a history of advocacy for veterans and Native Americans. She is committed to boosting job creation, fighting for seniors, and making Arizona safer for women and families.

Arizona WOMEN VOTE! communicated with key primary voters on television and in the mail about Kyrsten Sinema’s record of getting things done while championing her progressive values. 

The Arizona WOMEN VOTE! direct mail program targeted nearly 23,000 likely Democratic primary voters in Arizona’s 9th district, including men and women in Mesa and Chandler, and women with some college education who are over age 30 and live outside Tempe. The mail highlighted Sinema’s record on women’s health, education and job creation. The five piece mail program coincided with the Arizona early vote period, with the first piece dropping August 2nd and the last on August 17th

Arizona WOMEN VOTE! also went up on cable in Phoenix with an ad that highlighted Sinema’s record in the state legislature. The cable buy on the Phoenix inter-connect showed more than 600 times in the last week of the election.


Launched in 1995, the historic EMILY's List WOMEN VOTE! project combines polling and research, advanced information technology, sophisticated message testing, and precinct-by-precinct field work to mobilize millions of women voters across the country. EMILY's List designed WOMEN VOTE! to build a progressive political base that will elect more Democrats, especially women, by helping to increase turnout among women voters year after year.

In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY's List raised more than $38.5 million to support its mission of recruiting and supporting women candidates, helping them build strong campaigns, and mobilizing women voters to turn out and vote. With a community of more than 1,500,000 members across the country, EMILY's List is one of the largest political action committees in the nation. Since its founding in 1985, EMILY's List has worked to elect 87 pro-choice, Democratic women to the U.S. House, 16 to the U.S. Senate, nine governors, and hundreds of women to the state legislatures, state constitutional offices, and other key local offices. In the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY's List had the largest number of members and donors in our 27 year history.

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