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Tue Nov 23, 2021, 12:50 PM

Progressive groups urge Feinstein to back filibuster carve out for voting rights or resign

Source: The Hill

A coalition of nearly 70 California progressive grassroots groups urged Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) either to call for the "swift passage" of both the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act by the end of this month or to resign.

In a letter released on Tuesday, the 69 civic and environmental groups asked that Feinstein call for the two progressive pieces of legislation to be passed, and to express her willingness to "abolish or create an exception to the filibuster" in order to get them through the Senate.

"If you are unwilling to take these steps to protect our democracy, we ask that you resign and allow Governor Newsom to appoint a successor who is willing and able to fight for the survival of our country," they wrote.

Feinstein has previously publicly expressed her support for both the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/progressive-groups-urge-feinstein-to-back-filibuster-carve-out-for-voting-rights-or-resign/ar-AAR2U0x?li=BB141NW3



Noble goal but it isn't just Feinstein holding things up.

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Reply Progressive groups urge Feinstein to back filibuster carve out for voting rights or resign (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 23 OP
jimfields33 Nov 23 #1
empedocles Nov 23 #2
jimfields33 Nov 23 #4
Torchlight Nov 23 #10
Polybius Nov 23 #13
Torchlight Nov 23 #15
Polybius Nov 23 #16
Fiendish Thingy Nov 23 #7
jimfields33 Nov 23 #11
dsc Nov 23 #12
raging moderate Nov 23 #3
Magoo48 Nov 23 #5
bucolic_frolic Nov 23 #6
empedocles Nov 23 #8
George II Nov 23 #9
Icanthinkformyself Nov 23 #14
brooklynite Nov 23 #17
Post removed Nov 23 #18

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 12:53 PM

1. Ok let's say she resigns

How long is the process to replace her? I know the governor can chose a replacement, but is it immediate? A few months? With the senate wanting to pass the BBB by Christmas, this doesnít seem logical at this time.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 01:01 PM

2. What does getting it done have to do with all this?

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Response to empedocles (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 01:16 PM

4. Really? Lol

You do know the minute she resigns, the republicans have 50 senators and the Democratic Party has 49 senators. See now that this could be a problem?

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 01:42 PM

10. The CA governor appoints a replacement to complete the term

until a special election can take place.

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Response to Torchlight (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 02:25 PM

13. Any idea how long that takes?

It it pretty much immediate? Or are they without a Senator for a little bit of time?

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Response to Polybius (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 02:33 PM

15. VP Harris' replacement was announced and signed on Jan 18.

So in that case, ten days or so after she assumed her new office.

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Response to Torchlight (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 02:38 PM

16. Oh cool

That's shorter than I though.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 01:28 PM

7. It's pretty quick

Newsom filled the vacancy left by Harris within a couple of weeks. DiFiís got to go.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 02:09 PM

11. Thank you!!!! You answered the question and I agree with you.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 02:20 PM

12. as long as Newsome wants it to take

He could appoint a person 30 seconds later.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 01:04 PM

3. It isn't a real filibuster anymore, anyway. Dump it!

What we call the filibuster nowadays really has even less validity than the old one, which at least resulted in the expression of the filibustering guy's convictions and the facts behind his reasoning.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 01:18 PM

5. Blow up as much of the filibuster as possible, as soon as possible, forever, if possible.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 01:22 PM

6. THAT is putting it on the table!

Little hope for success, but it is what a securities order would be termed "fill or kill". It sure grabbed a headline.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 01:34 PM

8. Thats what it has to do with 'all this'

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 01:39 PM

9. Any indication of which groups they are? They're not listed in the article. Thanks!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 02:29 PM

14. A.

If she says yes, will she remember to vote 'yes'.
B. We would still need more Senators so as to get by the four or five conservadems who 'have issues' with the most recent watered down bill. If we somehow pick up more Senate seats in '22 we may have a chance to salvage something of the right to vote. It may be too late and we are not likely to make those pick-ups. So, .....

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 02:53 PM

17. And if she doesn't, they'll......?

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