We All Have to Act Now to Save Our Democracy!

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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

NOTE – the vote MAY be delayed until Tuesday, Jan 18th because of Senator Schatz’s positive COVID test. Need all Dem Senators present to vote. 
 Call the Senate: 833-345-2551The 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.

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 DVote on FTVA + JLVRAASAMPLE 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 CountedPrevent Partisan Politicians from Sabotaging the Results of our ElectionsExercise 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’ 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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