Sinema Meets with Rural Arizona Leaders

May 8, 2019

WASHINGTON — Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema recently met with members of Arizona’s 27th class of The Center for Rural Leadership (Project CENTRL). They discussed the challenges and opportunities facing rural Arizona communities.
“All Arizona families should have the same opportunities, no matter where they live. We’ll continue partnering with local leaders on the issues that are important, like securing our state’s water future and protecting Arizonans from harmful tariffs,” said Sinema. 
Project CENTRL is an intensive one-year educational program that aims to cultivate passionate, educated leaders who provide a voice for and serve rural communities in Arizona.
Sinema has championed legislation that expands health care access for rural Arizona communities. Recently, she sponsored the Mental Health Improvement Act, which increases access to mental health services for seniors in rural communities.
Sinema has been a longtime advocate for increasing rural connectivity, which improves rural Arizona’s ability to attract new companies, deliver high-quality healthcare, and offer world-class education for its kids. She introduced a bill while in the House of Representatives that brings high-speed internet to rural and remote parts of the state. She continues to work to close the ‘digital divide’, speaking in Senate Commerce Committee hearings to improve 3G connectivity in rural areas and improve broadband mapping.