– Ending the filibuster starts with this action! In the middle of several crises, the U.S. Senate filibuster is employed by the GOP like an artillery battery targeting the American people, obliterating relief for suffering American families. Time f0r the filibuster—and its anti-democratic, authoritarian corruption—to go! Where else does 41 votes beat 59 votes? Iran? Saudi Arabia? –
Today we’re launching a campaign to end the filibuster. Join this campaign by clicking the link below and signing the petition that appears:
Here’s how signing the petition makes a difference.
We’ll deliver the petition to every Democratic nominee for Senate and every returning Democratic Senator. When we do, we’ll get them on record about whether they agree that the rules of the Senate can, and should, be changed with a simple majority vote on the first day of Congress next year.
Once 51 returning and potential Senators have come out in support, we’ll have proven that changing Senate rules is possible with a simple majority vote.
Entrenched power players like Joe Lieberman, Max Baucus, Ben Nelson and Mary Landrieu have all depended on the filibuster to enable Republican obstructionism and water down progressive legislation. Corporate interests have used it to protect themselves by purchasing a few small state Senators on the cheap.
There’s no bigger decision Senate Democrats will make next year. The Senate is where good legislation goes to die. Democrats can either change a system that allows a tiny unaccountable minority to thwart the will of the country, or they can continue being part of the problem.
Let’s get started,