Veterans Resign from Sinema Advisory Council, Continue Seven-Figure Campaign with Ad to Tell Her Why

October 21st, 2021

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October 21, 2021

Veterans Resign from Sinema Advisory Council, Continue Seven Figure Campaign with Ad to Tell Her Why

Phoenix, Ariz. — Arizona veterans are fed up with being ignored by Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), that’s why on Wednesday, five members of the senator’s Veterans Advisory Council announced their immediate resignation. A new ad from the national veterans group Common Defense tells Arizonans exactly why.

Watch the ad here

“As members of your Veterans Advisory Council, we feel as though we are being used as window dressing for your own image—not to provide counsel on what’s best for Arizonans,” writes Sylvia González Adersh, a U.S. Air Force Veteran. “You’ve repeatedly ignored our feedback urging you to act on three issues that support our veterans and protect the heart of our nation.”

Senator Sinema refuses to support the Freedom to Vote Act amid a nationwide assault on our democracy, opposes the Build Back Better Act after promising action to lower prescription drug prices, and she skipped the vote to establish a commission to investigate the Capitol insurrection. As González Andersh states in her letter:

“These are not the actions of a maverick.”

This ad will air on televisions in Phoenix and Tucson. After Common Defense released an ad urging Sen. Sinema’s support for the Build Back Better Act, this continued major investment proves that veterans—a major constituency in Arizona—are putting their senator on notice. Together, the signers include:

  • Sylvia González Adersh, Veteran, U.S. Air Force
  • Dana Allmond, Veteran, U.S. Army
  • Terry Araman, Veteran, U.S. Army
  • David Lucier, Veteran, U.S. Army
  • Vic Peterson, Veteran, U.S. Air Force

To read the full letter sent to Sen. Sinema, click here. To speak with one of the letter’s signers, or for more information on this ad buy, contact Common Defense Communications Director Stephanie Flores.

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