Rise Up, Speak Out

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Thursday: Rise up and speak out for democracy

Not quite a year ago, a mob of white supremacists, MAGA yahoos, and overamped exhibitionists stormed the capitol to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. They failed—barely—but their assault continues in state legislatures around the country, as Republicans scheme to rig the results of the next election. On the anniversary of the insurrection, Indivisible and allied organizations will gather in cities nationwide to declare and honor the obvious: in America, elections are decided by voters, not political hacks. Stand with us 5:30 Thursday, January 6, at the Federal Plaza downtown. More info here.

Tuesday and Wednesday: help us work on Manchin and Sinema  

Today Senator Chuck Schumer called for debate on the legislation we need to counter the Republicans’ perfidy—and he said that if Republicans don’t allow that debate, he will move to change the filibuster rule on or before January 17, MLK day. Finally Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema will have to decide which is more important: an abstruse Senate rule or the foundation of our democratic society.

The Freedom to Vote Act will make it easier for everyone to register and vote. It will end partisan gerrymandering and limit the role of dark money in our politics. In West Virginia and Arizona these measures are favored by overwhelming majorities of voters, including 75 percent of Republicans. So every Tuesday and Wednesday in January we’re calling those voters to help them deliver this message to their attention-starved senators: Damn the filibuster, protect our freedom to vote! 

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