Helena—The Montana Democratic Party today announced Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema will be the keynote speaker at the 41st Annual Mansfield-Metcalf Dinner in Helena on Saturday, March 9, 2019.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to Big Sky Country,” said Monica Lindeen, Executive Director of the Montana Democratic Party. “As the first Democrat elected to the Senate from Arizona in 30 years, Sen. Sinema understands what it means to fight for working families in the West. And as Arizona’s first female senator, she builds on a legacy of hardworking, strong western women Montanans have long celebrated. Like our own Sen. Jon Tester and Gov. Steve Bullock, Sen. Sinema will never stop working to improve the lives of the people she represents.”
Growing up, Sen. Sinema’s family struggled to make ends meet. For a while they were even homeless. Education was Sen. Sinema’s ticket to a better life. With the help of student loans, academic scholarships, and financial aid, she went to BYU and then ASU, where she currently teaches at the School of Social Work.
Sen. Sinema’s commitment to service led her to the Arizona Legislature, where she passed a law to help veterans get in-state tuition at all state public universities, cracked down on sex trafficking and advocated for children’s health care and education.
And on Nov. 6, 2018, Arizonans elected her to become the first female senator from their state and the first Democratic senator in 30 years. Now Sen. Sinema works every day to deliver for Arizona families – expanding access to quality, affordable health care, helping veterans get the benefits they’ve earned, creating good–paying jobs, and keeping Americans safe at home and abroad.
The 41st annual Mansfield-Metcalf Dinner will be held at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 9, 2019. General admission tickets for the dinner will go on sale Thursday, February 14 at noon MST, and can be purchased through the Montana Democratic Party website.
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