Communist Party Member: Kyrsten Sinema

Posted: January 20, 2012 in Anarchists & Communists, Battlefield Arizona

First term Phoenix area Arizona State Senator Kyrsten Sinema has thrown her hat in the ring to stand for the US House of Representatives from the newly created 9th Congressional District

Kyrsten Sinema

Kyrsten Sinema is widely known as leftist and a “progressive”. However there has been virtually no media scrutiny of Sinema’s documented ties to the Arizona Communist Party – the local affiliate of the pro China/pro Cuba Communist Party USA.

Before becoming an Arizona State Representative, Kyrsten Sinema was a signatory to an advertisement “May Day and Cinco de Mayo greetings” placed in the Communist Party paper People’s Weekly World May 4, 2002. Such ads were traditionally placed in the Communist Party paper every May Day, sponsored by local party clubs, members or supporters:

People’s Weekly World May 4, 2002 May Day and Cinco de Mayo greetings

Arizona’s progressive community extends May Day and Cinco de Mayo greetings to all our friends across the country. We commit ourselves to resist the Bush Administration’s drive for ever increasing military spending and a neverending state of war. We must redouble our efforts to build a people’s coalition that will drive the ultra right out of Congress next November.

Co-signing the advertisement with Sinema were Communist Party USA members Joe Bernick, Jack Blawis, Lem Harris, Lorenzo Torrez, Anita Torrez, Carolyn Trowbridge, Steve Valencia, the Tucson and East Valley Clubs of the Communist Party and party fronts the Arizona Peace Council and the Salt of the Earth Labor College.


This support for the communist cause was not not a “one off’ or an aberration. In 2003 Sinema again put her name to the Arizona Communist Party’s May Day greetings page.

Shortly after her first election, as an Arizona state representative in 2004, Kyrsten Sinema and former State Representative Steve formed Arizona Together, a statewide coalition to defeat Arizona’s same-sex marriage ban.

Arizona made history Nov. 7 2006, “when its voters became the first in the nation to reject a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage”, Wrote Arizona Communist Party leader and Arizona Together activist Joe Bernick ;

Why Arizona? How come voters in more liberal states have voted for similar hateful laws while conservative Arizona voted no?

If you were to believe the pundits in the corporate-owned press, our rejection of Prop. 107 was due to the western libertarian traditions, the spirit of Barry Goldwater — you know them, those right-wing Republicans who are against government interference in our personal business and our bedroom…

So how did we do it? The answer is: educating, organizing and mobilizing.

As soon as proponents started circulating petitions to put 107 on the ballot, opponents brought out their own clipboards, signing up thousands of volunteers. Arizona Together emerged as the campaign committee, chaired by progressive state Rep. Kyrsten Sinema.

Sinema, was a founder of the Arizona State House Progressive Caucus in 2008.

If Kyrsten Sinema makes it to Congress, she will almost certainly join two other Arizona reps Raul Grijalva and Ed Pastor in the far left Congressional Progressive Caucus. Both Grijalva and Pastor also have ties to the the Arizona Communist Party.

How does a conservative state like Arizona keep on electing Communist aligned public officials?

The answer is a very strong local Communist Party, built originally on the mining industry, and sustained in recent years through work on the illegal immigration issue – a very major part of Communist party USA long term strategy.

Working hand in glove with the Arizona Democratic Party, and lacking any realistic media scrutiny, the Arizona comrades have become a major player in Arizona electoral politics.

Will Kyrsten Sinema become the next truly “Red Rep” from Arizona?


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