Please... Help Elizabeth Warren, Jeff Merkley, and others to turn this mess around [View all]
From an email I received this morning:
"But here's the honest truth: it will be incredibly difficult to do any of that if we can't get up-or-down votes in the Senate.
On the first day of the new session in January, the Senate will have a unique opportunity to change the filibuster rule with a simple majority vote, rather than the normal two-thirds vote. The change can be modest: If someone objects to a bill or a nomination in the United States Senate, they should have to stand on the floor of the chamber and defend their opposition. No more ducking responsibility for bringing the work of this country to a dead stop.
Senate Republicans have used the filibuster 380 times since the Democrats took over the majority in 2006. We've seen filibusters to block judicial nominations, jobs bills, campaign finance transparency, ending Big Oil subsidies -- you name it, there's been a filibuster."
Please sign the petition, thanks! If we don't do this, we have little chance of reforming our country.