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Arizona final election results are in: first ever female U.S. Senator elected, Latino vote key to results 

11.12.2018

For Immediate Release

November 12, 2018

Or Karina Martinez at karinam@mifamiliavota.org

Arizona final election results are in: first ever female U.S. Senator elected

Latino vote key to results 

Phonenix, Arizona – After a protracted vote count, Kyrsten Sinema has been elected as the first female U.S. senator to represent Arizona.

Arizona State Director Eduardo Sainz, issued the following statement:

“The people of Arizona have chosen the “Trump alternative” in this election and we expect for Sinema to represent us accordingly. Arizona voters have sent a clear message that we will no longer tolerate candidates who align with racists policies. Voters have rejected Trump’s divisive policies.

“Arizona has newly established itself as a swing state much in part because of Latino voters.  Since 2010 after SB 1070 and Arpaio’s days, the active Latino electorate has grown, and politicians are beginning to see that it’s not “politics as usual” here anymore. MFV will continue to mobilize Latino voters to shape the state’s politics and have their voices represented.

“MFV has been at the forefront of building Latino political power in Arizona. This journey has been about investing in communities of color so that our policies and representatives reflect our values. We have reached a turning point and we commend that voters are more demanding of their elected officials.

“We will continue to develop leaders, invite the electorate to participate in elections, and to assume government positions. We are looking forward to what is ahead; we are bringing this vision and momentum into 2020.”

MFV celebrates the election of two former MFV staff to elected positions: Francisco Heredia to the Mesa City Council District 3 and Raquel Teran as the Arizona state representative for district 30.

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Mi Familia Vota is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.