Statement from Arizona Democratic Party Chair Raquel Terán on Sen. Sinema’s Party Registration

For Immediate Release
Friday, December 9, 2022
Contact: Morgan Dick,


Statement from Arizona Democratic Party Chair Raquel Terán on Senator Sinema Formally Leaving the Democratic Party

PHOENIX-  This morning, ADP Chair Raquel Terán released the following statement after Senator Sinema announced she left the Arizona Democratic Party: 

“Arizona Democrats pride ourselves in being a voice for all Arizonans. This election cycle, our Democratic candidates delivered wins up and down the ticket with a broad coalition of voters including Independents and Republicans. Democrats have shown Arizonans they are guided by Arizona values above all else. Democrats know that all Arizonans want good-paying jobs, an equitable economy, and a chance at a better future. Through several pieces of historic legislation and Senator Sinema’s help, Democrats have made huge headway on delivering that for Arizonans. 

However, Arizonans also need their voting rights protected and corporations to pay their fair share. Unfortunately in those areas, Senator Sinema has fallen dramatically short leaving Arizonans behind. As a party, we welcome Independent voters and their perspectives. Senator Sinema may now be registered as an Independent, but she has shown she answers to corporations and billionaires, not Arizonans. Senator Sinema’s party registration means nothing if she continues to not listen to her constituents.”

Audio file here.




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