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Christina Harvey, press@standupamerica.com

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Following Mitch McConnell's Filibuster of the Bipartisan January 6th Commission, Stand Up America Renews Its Call to Abolish the Filibuster

WASHINGTON -

Today, following a partisan filibuster of the bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6th insurrection, Stand Up America Founder & President Sean Eldridge released the following statement:

“Today’s filibuster of the bipartisan January 6th commission—orchestrated by the Senate’s partisan Republican minority—is proof that we can’t protect our democracy with the filibuster intact.

“Some of the same senators who helped incite a violent insurrection in our nation’s capitol—like Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz—were able to block a bipartisan investigation into that same insurrection.

“If this bipartisan commission can’t even make it past the filibuster, then without reform there’s no hope for accomplishing anything else the American people need Congress to get done, including protecting voting rights, addressing climate change, or raising the minimum wage. 

“Enough with the gridlock. Senate Democrats must abolish the filibuster so that they can govern. That’s what Americans sent them there to do.”

So far this year, Stand Up America members have made nearly 37,000 constituent calls and sent over 48,000 emails demanding senators not let the filibuster stand in the way of passing the For the People Act, the Voting Rights Act, and progress for the American people.

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Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with over two million community members across the country. Focused on grassroots advocacy to strengthen our democracy and oppose Trump’s corrupt agenda, Stand Up America has driven over 600,000 phone calls to Congress and mobilized tens of thousands of protestors across the country.

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