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Sunrise Movement Responds to Debt Ceiling Debate: Abolish The Filibuster


Following news that Senator McConnell is open to negotiating with Democrats on raising the debt ceiling, Ellen Sciales, Communications Director of Sunrise Movement, released the following statement:

“We are up against a ticking time bomb that will go off in less than two weeks unless Democrats act now and raise the debt ceiling. Republicans clearly don’t care about funding our government or the debt ceiling. The only reason McConnell is open to negotiating with Democrats is that he’s scared Democrats will abolish the filibuster. He’s terrified because Democrats are on the cusp of real democratic reform that will shift power to the people, rather than his donors. 

“Senator Schumer and President Biden can’t be tricked into making a deal with the GOP – the same, bad faith GOP that is blocking voting rights reform and popular, life changing legislation. If President Biden and Senator Schumer truly want to stave off an economic crisis and save our communities, they must abolish the filibuster, raise the debt ceiling, and finally pass a bold climate and jobs package. If they don’t act soon, millions will suffer because politicians chose to play political games with our lives.” 


Sunrise Movement is a movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.

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