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To: U.S. Senate
Stop letting Mitch McConnell destroy our democracy
Mitch McConnell and his Senate allies would rather protect Donald Trump and their partisan interests than our democracy -- a fact they confirmed when they abused the filibuster to block an independent, bipartisan investigation into the January 6th insurrection.
It’s clear that if we want to make any progress on the issues we care about, our representatives must respond with action. And to start, the Senate majority should immediately abolish the undemocratic filibuster.
Why is this important?
Right now, Mitch McConnell is using every dirty trick in his playbook to preserve his own power, stifle the will of the voters, and block progress on issues that matter to the American people.
Just look at his latest outrageous move: despite the immense support for a 9/11-style investigation into the January 6th insurrection from constituents and legislators alike -- McConnell and his Senate cronies filibustered this bill.
That’s just shameful. After a violent insurrection that put his colleagues in mortal danger, McConnell decided to protect his party and cover for Donald Trump rather than get real answers for the American people.
Plus, this isn’t the only extremely popular bill that Republicans have committed to filibustering. The For the People Act (H.R. 1/S. 1), which would protect our freedom to vote and stop states from playing partisan games with their election laws, passed the House this year and is headed to the Senate floor.
But McConnell has called blocking the For the People Act his “top priority” -- and has threatened to abuse the filibuster to do it. It seems that he and other Republicans have made their priorities clear: party over country, Trump over democracy, and obstruction over progress.
Here’s what our elected officials can do about it -- the Senate must swiftly abolish the filibuster, an outdated and undemocratic parliamentary maneuver that McConnell and others have abused to hamstring Congress.
If you agree that it’s time for our elected officials to step up and put a stop to Mitch McConnell’s dangerous partisan games -- add your name today.