DemCast USA has joined with over 100 organizations, including Fix Our Senate, Indivisible, Battle Born Collective, Common Cause, People for the American Way, Stand Up America, and Working Families Party to sign this letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer after Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell used his effective veto-power to block the bipartisan bill setting up a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
This was the first bill blocked by a filibuster in the 117th Congress and it made it all too clear how harmful the filibuster is to our democracy, our rights, and our communities. With the For the People Act headed to the floor, eliminating the filibuster is all the more urgent. The letter calls on Senate Democrats to end the filibuster in order to advance the Biden agenda and preserve voting rights.
As Senator Brian Schatz stated, “filibustering a bipartisan Commission regarding the January 6 insurrection is a three dimensional way to make the point that the filibuster is primarily a destructive force in American politics.”
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