PHOENIX, Ariz. – Today, McSally for Senate launched a new digital ad, “Stronger Than Ever.” The digital ad, a companion to last week’s television ad titled “Get Through This,” highlights Senator McSally’s personal efforts to help Arizonans during the coronavirus pandemic by donating her April paycheck to charities and individuals in need, giving blood, volunteering at food banks, and raising money for The Salvation Army of Arizona. McSally recorded the message for the ad on her phone while at home practicing social distancing.
At the start of this devastating pandemic, Senator Martha McSally shifted her campaign to focus on providing relief for Arizona. Her campaign ceased normal advertising for more than a month and suspended all door to door canvassing to instead deliver essential items to the elderly and vulnerable in communities across Arizona.
She introduced legislation to put Americans first by withholding pay from all U.S. Senators until they passed a relief package, helped secure additional ventilators for Arizona hospitals, and worked to get immediate cash relief to individuals, hospitals, state/local governments, and small businesses. She also fought to secure $8 billion for Native American tribes like the Navajo Nation in Arizona to combat costs associated with fighting coronavirus.
On April 1st, Senator McSally announced she was suspending all campaign fundraising to instead raise as much money as possible for The Salvation Army of Arizona. For 15 Days, she focused on volunteering and raising money, bringing in over $212,000 to directly support Arizonans struggling with food insecurity, rent and utility payments.
“There is no doubt we are facing one of the greatest challenges of our lifetime. Coronavirus has affected all of us personally and the pain is real,” said Senator McSally. “One thing is certain though – we will get through this together. I’m committed to making sure Arizona has support to win this fight by getting critical funds to small businesses, workers, families and hospitals and protection for our frontline health care heroes. I’m also doing what I can personally, like donating my paycheck, raising money for charity, and giving blood. I know times are tough, but we will prevail by working and helping together.”
You can watch the ad here.