Tell Senate Democrats to oppose fake filibuster reform
After more than two years of working to reform the filibuster, Senate Democrats are on the verge of passing rules changes that would actually make it easier for Republicans to obstruct legislation.
An emerging bipartisan proposal, called McCain/Levin and backed by many Demcorats, would not require senators to continuously talk in order to maintain a filibuster. However, it would guarantee the minority party votes on two amendments for every bill. Thus, the minority party would now have a chance to insert poison pills into every piece of legislation—including legislation that has the support of 60 senators.
Send an email to your Democratic members of the Senate, telling them to oppose McCain/Levin and instead support the real, talking filibuster championed by Senators Jeff Merkley and Tom Udall. (Email can be edited and personalized.)
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