The Forward: As Florida eludes Jewish Democrats, they see new potential in Arizona

November 9, 2020

By Arno Rosenfeld

Shir Attias, 23, who grew up attending Temple Chai in Phoenix, said it motivated her to become involved in activism around gun control. “I remember it clearly despite being very young,” Attias said. “It was one of the things that got me into politics.”

Today, Arizona is very different. A Republican stronghold has become a swing state — and people like Attias, who works for the Jewish Democratic Council of America, are coming into their own as Jewish activists who see a chance to turn Arizona blue.