“Arizona is the home state for Catch Fire Movement– a grassroots-supported organization I co-founded after my 2020 congressional race. Since January 2021, we have been meeting on an almost weekly basis with other Arizona progressives to organize activities that we hoped would compel Senators Sinema and Kelly to vote to end the Senate filibuster– a single most critical obstacle to major progressive reforms.”
As for EMILY’s List, the challenge over its support for Sinema and the filibuster is “a great opportunity for [the organization] to change their ways and to show us that their true interest is not to protect the corporate neoliberal status quo,” said Eva Putzova, the founder of Catch Fire Movement, a progressive movement-building organization. Putzova, who helped coordinate the EMILY’s List letter, is a former Flagstaff City Council member and candidate for Congress. In the meantime, she said, “we invite donors to consider organizations that may be smaller,” but that are actually committed to democratic ideals.