In 2004, Kyrsten Sinema-activist, organizer, and accomplished troublemaker-put down her homemade protest signs and ran for the Arizona State Legislature. She has since served two terms in the house, was recently elected to a third term, and now serves as the assistant leader to the house Democrats. After some initial bumps and bruises, Kyrsten figured out how to successfully navigate state politics and thereby deliver real results that serve her constituents. Kyrsten's path to politics was unusual. She began her professional career in 1995 as a social worker in the Sunnyslope community of Phoenix. Over the next eight years, she cre- ated and directed a family resource center, focusing her work on community development and empowerment. In 2002, she decided to earn a law degree and run for public office, which led to her current service in the state legislature.
"Kyrsten Sinema's down-to-earth, funny, and insightful wit is a
great match for her practical lessons. Unite and Conquer
goes to the very heart of what progressive politics needs--a good
dose of learning how to work with others, sprinkled with humor and
grace, from a truly remarkable woman."
--Celinda Lake, President, Lake Research Partners
"This book is a must-have for anyone interested in winning those campaigns that are supposed to be unwinnable."
--Joe Solmonese, President, Human Rights Campaign
"As a member of the minority party in the Arizona legislature, Kyrsten Sinema has had to forge cross-ideological coalitions to further her objectives, and she's become good at it. Unite and Conquer will equip policy advocates on both sides of the spectrum to break through partisan gridlock and effectuate meaningful change."
--Clint Bolick, Director, Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation, Goldwater Institute