Senator McSally Announces Over $212k Raised for The Salvation Army’s COVID-19 Relief

PHOENIX – Senator Martha McSally announced today her campaign raised over $212,000 during the “15 Days of Giving” initiative. For 15 days, McSally for Senate suspended all campaign fundraising to instead raise as much money as possible for The Salvation Army of Arizona.

The Salvation Army is on the front lines in helping Arizonans impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. For example, they are: providing meals and food deliveries for children and families facing food insecurity; checking in on seniors who may be isolated and delivering meals; and financially supporting those hit hardest through rent and utilities assistance.

In addition, Senator McSally is donating her entire Senate paycheck for the month of April to help people directly impacted by the coronavirus.

Watch the Salvation Army’s video announcing the final amount raised here.

“As I saw and heard about the tough situations Arizonans are facing because of COVID19, I knew I had to help. I put my resources to work to raise money and volunteer for The Salvation Army, helping those directly affected by COVID-19. Many have lost jobs, paychecks, and are struggling to put food on the table. This is an unprecedented time, and we must continue to come together as Americans and help each other. We each need to do our part, whether that is raising money for charities,  volunteering if able, or even getting groceries for our neighbors,” said Senator McSally. “As a U.S Senator, I will continue to ensure that relief for hospitals, small businesses and hard-working individuals is prioritized. The days ahead will be tough, but working together we will prevail.”

“The Salvation Army is truly blessed by the efforts of the ’15 Days of Giving’ initiative,” said Lt. Colonel Kelly Pontsler, Commander of The Salvation Army Southwest Division, based in Phoenix. “The compassion and generosity shown by Senator McSally and her campaign team and volunteers will go a long way in helping Arizonans in need during this time of uncertainty.”

See photos of Senator McSally volunteering at The Salvation Army in Phoenix, Tucson, and Yuma, along with photos of bringing meals to our frontline healthcare heroes.

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15 Days of Giving

Senator Martha McSally announced today a “15 Days of Giving” initiative. For the next 15 days, McSally for Senate will suspend all campaign fundraising and instead raise as much money as possible for The Salvation Army of Arizona.

The Salvation Army is on the front lines in helping Arizonans impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. For example, they are: providing meals and food deliveries for children and families facing food insecurity; checking in on seniors who may be isolated and delivering meals; and financially supporting those hit hardest through rent and utilities assistance.

In addition, Senator McSally is donating her entire Senate paycheck for the month of April to help people impacted by the coronavirus.

Watch the full video that explains the 15 Days of Giving here.

Senator McSally and her staff will also be volunteering at The Salvation Army of Arizona on Friday, April 3rd, Wednesday, April 8th, and Monday, April 13th.

Contact Lydia Hall (lydia@mcsallyforsenate.com) for further details of The Salvation Army visits, which will be conducted safely and abide by the Governor’s executive stay-in-shelter order and CDC recommendations.

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ICYMI: McSally, Sinema sponsor legislation to strengthen Arizona’s court system

KTAR – Arizona Sens. Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema have sponsored a bill that aims to streamline the backlog of cases plaguing the state’s federal courts.

McSally, a Republican, and Sinema, a Democrat, crossed the aisle on the legislation that would increase the number of federal judgeships in the state.

McSally said in a press release that Arizona’s growing population has rendered judges “burdened with heavy caseloads that hinder their ability to effectively do their jobs.”

Arizona is officially in the midst of a “Judicial Emergency,” which the Judicial Conference of the United States defines as instances “where weighted filings are in excess of 600 per judgeship,” the release notes.

There are currently 800 weighted filings per judgeship in Arizona.

The proposed bill would add four federal judgeships to the state’s courts and would make permanent another judgeship that is currently temporary.

“Arizona is one of the fastest growing states in the nation,” Sen. Sinema said in the release.

“Making Arizona’s federal judgeship a permanent position increases access to judicial services for all Arizonans.”

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Senator Martha McSally welcomes Hope Harrison, wife of Tucson pilot killed by terrorists, to D.C. for the State of the Union

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In Case You Missed It…. Martha McSally invited Hope Harrison and her daughter Heaven from Tucson to be her guests at President Trump’s State of the Union address last night in Washington, D.C.

Hope’s husband Dustin Harrison was tragically killed by terrorists in January while working at a U.S. base in Kenya. “He was fighting right alongside our military and he had a heart for our country and for doing right.”

Watch the Fox News interview to hear Hope talk about her story and her thoughts on being invited to attend President Trumps’s State of the Union.

Senator McSally Officially Launches 2020 Campaign, Releases “Inspire” video

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Today, Senator Martha McSally officially launched her 2020 campaign! She released a video titled “Inspire,” which highlights her work to deliver results for all Arizonans and her ideas to make life better for the people of Arizona.

Senator McSally is on the side of Arizonans—fighting for jobs, creating a healthcare system that works, cutting taxes for hard working people, and fighting for our veterans. She has spent her entire life serving our country, and now as U.S. Senator has been fighting to lower prescription drug costs, improve military mental health, and protect Arizonans with pre-existing conditions.

The video shows the personal stories of several individuals talking about the work Martha has done as U.S. Senator to go above and beyond to help them.  Dustin, an addiction advocate from Phoenix, discusses Martha’s work fighting the opioid crisis.

“Martha McSally in the Senate is definitely a step in the right direction as far as beginning to tackle this issue of addiction and opioid epidemic,” said Dustin. “She has the power to make a significant change that can impact a lot of people’s lives.”

McSally for Senate also launched a brand new campaign website to highlight her 2020 initiatives.