We All Have to Act Now to Save Our Democracy!

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We Have to Act Now!

Call Senators Shatz and Hirono 
Daily

From Today Thru Monday!

Senator Schumer has announced that he will move to open up debate on or before Monday, Martin Luther King Day, Jan 17 for these acts:
The Freedom to Vote Act
The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
AND likely voting on changes or elimination of the Filibuster Rule

Call the Senate: 833-345-2551

The U.S. Senate must pass the Freedom to Vote Act, landmark legislation that will protect our right to vote, end partisan gerrymandering, and decrease the power of big moneyed special interests.

If we are ever going to see progress on the issues we care about, we must have a democracy that responds to the needs and priorities of voters – not wealthy donors and corporate interests.

The U.S. House passed the voting rights legislation in March, and now the U.S. Senate must swiftly pass the Freedom to Vote Act.
 

UPDATE TO PROCESS – 1/12/2022
The Senate has identified a way to prevent Republicans from blocking debate on the Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. This morning (11/12) the House sent the Senate a new bill (the Freedom To Vote: John R. Lewis Act) containing both pieces of legislation in a maneuver that allows debate to begin with only a simple majority. In the coming days, we will see vigorous Senate debate on these bills that will culminate in a vote to change the rules to pass the bill. At this time, we know that Senators Manchin and Sinema are still loathe to filibuster reform, but the pressure is building.

VOTES WE CAN EXPECT:

  • Procedural vote → to open debate, Rs will block
  • Change the filibuster – Need every single D
  • Vote on FTVA + JLVRAA

SAMPLE MESSAGES:

  • “Hi, my name is {NAME} and I’m a constituent calling from {LOCATION} to ask that Senator {NAME} vote to open debate and modify the filibuster to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. We, the voters, must be able to safely and freely cast our ballots to elect leaders that deliver for us. Can I count on Senator {NAME} to help pass these bills?”
  • No matter our color, party, or zip code, we all want an equal say in the decisions that shape our future. It’s time for the Senate to exercise their majority and pass the Freedom to Vote Act to enact national standards for voting.
  • Every Vote must be Counted
  • Prevent Partisan Politicians from Sabotaging the Results of our Elections
  • Exercise our Majority

CALL THE SENATE: 833-345-2551 NOW!When you call the above number there will be a short discussion about the importance of these acts. Senator Schatz’s office will then be automatically called. Leave a message for him and then call again to leave a message for Senator Hirono.

Call everyday between now and Monday. You can leave messages after their offices have closed. More messages amplify important messages.

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Indivisible Hawaii brings the fight to save our democracy to nearly 400 of our friends and neighbors on Oahu plus members through the Indivisible Hawaii Statewide Network chapters on Kauai, Maui County and Hawaii Island.

Indivisible Hawaii is a pro-democracy citizen activist group whose mission is to protect and enhance the institutions of democracy in our Country and our State. We seek to resist Trumpism by engaging our elected officials at all levels of government and promote progressive and democratic values.

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