The Living United activists may have broken Arizona law, which says it is illegal to photograph or videotape another person in a restroom “where the person has a reasonable expectation of privacy” and is relieving themselves or undressing.
Video of the incident begins with Sinema entering a bathroom stall and ends as she exits the facility. The activists in the video are heard asking Sinema to support the “Build Back Better” plan, as well as a path to citizenship for seven million illegal immigrants in the United States. Sinema and Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) support a spending measure with a far smaller price tag.
Founded in 2009, Living United organizes voting drives and assists campaigns for Democratic candidates. The activists who stalked Sinema are heard saying that they canvassed for her during past elections. While Living United bills itself as a grassroots community organizer, it is funded by several deep-pocketed progressive donors.
Bold PAC, the fundraising arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, gave $12,500 to Living United on Aug. 4, according to Federal Election Commission records. T