Deadline for Democracy

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It’s showdown time for passing S. 1, the For the People Act, absolutely the most critical (and urgent) component of our Democracy Reform agenda! So please call Senator Feinstein daily, if possible, at least once a week in lead-up to a vote that Schumer has planned for late June. And join our Fixing Our Democracy Action Hour each Sunday in June at 5PM on Zoom (link). We’ll be there to keep up to date and keep up the pressure. We need all hands on deck!! 

After the Republicans used the filibuster to stop the bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6th insurrection, it’s never been clearer that they have no interest in participating in a bipartisan democracy. Only 35 Senators voted against the commission yet that was enough to stop it. A travesty of minority rule that can only grow worse without S. 1, as state after Republican-controlled state pursues more voter suppression measures. 

Joe Manchin claims that he was outraged by the Republican filibuster of the bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6th insurrection yet thus far he clings to some notion that bipartisanship is more important than the right (and access) to vote and some fairytale that 10 Republicans can be convinced to join hands with Dems on voting rights in the Senate while Republican state houses pass more and more voter suppression laws. It simply doesn’t add up. And let’s not forget that S. 1 is about more than voting… It’s also about getting money out of politics… and putting ethics back in.

But it’s not Manchin. It’s not even McConnell. The real enemy is time. If we don’t get this passed by the end of July it’s doubtful it will see any action this session. We must act! And get our friends and family members to do so as well. Now!!! It truly is a Deadline for Democracy. 

The call scripts for calling Feinstein or calling others to call (aka friend-banking) will be on the link tree as usual: https://linktr.ee/dothework2020.

Check out our event calendar at https://indivisibleyolo.org/calendar/for virtual events and actions.

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Fixing Our Democracy Action Hour every Sunday in June at 5pm!
It’s showdown time for the filibuster and passing S. 1, so please join us for a month of Sundays starting June 6 at 5PM. (Details @ https://linktr.ee/dothework2020)
Fixing Our Democracy simply can’t wait. June is END THE FILIBUSTER MONTH!

After the Republicans used the filibuster to stop the bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6th insurrection, it’s never been clearer that they have no interest in participating in a bipartisan democracy. Schumer says he plans to get S. 1 passed by putting it on the floor in late June. It’s time to call our Senators and demand we end the filibuster to pass S. 1! While they’re at it, they can pass common sense gun laws and even reconsider the January 6th commission. Only 35 Senators voted against the commission yet that was enough to stop it. A travesty of minority rule that can only grow worse without S. 1, as state after Republican-controlled state pursues more voter suppression measures. We must act!

Tell our Senators: We must pass the For the People Act!

Sample Call Script for Sen. Feinstein:
Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME]. I’m a constituent from [CITY, zip code] and I’m a member of Indivisible Yolo.

I am calling today to protect voting rights and to roll back many of the onerous voter suppression tactics being implemented by state houses across the land. We must pass S. 1, For the People Act, when it comes to the floor this month.
I’m calling to insist that Senator Feinstein do everything in her power to pass S. 1 before the Senate recess. It’s now or never. I’m asking her to talk to her colleagues with the urgency the issue demands.
I want to see the Senator using her influence to pass S1. Thank you.

Sample Call Script for Sen. Padilla:
Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME]. I’m a constituent from [CITY, zip code] and I’m a member of Indivisible Yolo.

I’m calling to say I am so glad Sen. Padilla supports ending the filibuster and passing the For the People Act. As Sen. Padilla well knows, the GOP are engaged in a full-on plan to win the next election via voter suppression. I want to thank Sen. Padilla for supporting the For the People act, to ask him to continue speaking out about the need to end the filibuster, and to keep trying to convince his more reluctant colleagues to pass S.1 before the Senate recess. Thank you.


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