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Activists Confront Sen. Sinema in Arizona Bathroom – Democracy Now!

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Grassroots pressure is growing on Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema to back a $3.5 trillion reconciliation package to expand the nation’s social safety net and combat the climate crisis. On Sunday, a group of activists followed Sinema into a bathroom at Arizona State University — where she teaches — urging Sinema to back Biden’s economic agenda. Video of the incident was posted online by the group Living United for Change in Arizona, or LUCHA.
Activist 1: “Right now is a real moment that our people need in order for us to be able to talk about what’s really happening. We need a Build Back Better plan right now.”
Activist 2: “We knocked on doors.”
Activist 3: “First we need solutions. The Build Back Better plan has the solutions that we need.”
Activist 2: “We knocked on doors for you to get you elected. And just how we got you elected, we can get you out of office if you don’t support what you promised us.”

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