Democratic Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema voted against raising the minimum wage to $15 on Friday.
Sinema was one of seven Democrats who voted against an amendment introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) that would add the $15 minimum wage increase back into the coronavirus relief package.
Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) reshared a tweet from 2014, when Sinema was one of Arizona's representatives, urging a rise to the minimum wage.
The petition does not set a target amount for the minimum wage, however.
While Manchin has argued against the $15 minimum wage hike, instead offering a raise to $11 per hour from the current $7.25, Sinema's comments about raising the minimum wage have focused on the parliamentary procedure.
Sinema was in favor of Arizona's state minimum wage increase in 2016.
The minimum wage in Arizona is currently $12 as of January 2020, $4.75 more than the federal minimum wage, but one dollar more than Manchin's proposal. »