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College students stage hunger strike at state capitol against Kyrsten Sinema

PHOENIX (KYMA, KECY) - A group of college students in Arizona are staging what they call "a hunger strike for democracy."

Students gathered at the state capitol in Phoenix Monday.

They say they will stay there until they can meet with Senator Kyrsten Sinema.

The group hopes they can sway her to get fully behind sweeping voter rights legislation.

Supporters say the bill would set national standards to protect elections from voter suppression and expand voter registration.

Sinema's office issued a statement about the strike, encouraging "young people to stay engaged in ways that protect their health and safety."

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April Hettinger

April was born and raised in San Diego where she loved the beach town and her two dogs, Lexi and Malibu. She decided to trade the beach for the snow and advanced her education at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

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