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Kenny Palmer, press@indivisible.org

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The Indivisible Project's Statement on the Republican Filibuster of the Freedom to Vote Act

WASHINGTON -

Today, Meagan Hatcher-Mays, Director of Democracy Policy for the Indivisible Project, issued the following statement: 

“Like clockwork, you can always count on Senate Republicans to filibuster any attempt to make our democracy functional. For Republicans, democracy works best when it doesn’t work at all, which is why they filibustered a vote that would have simply allowed debate on the Freedom to Vote Act. Perhaps there is no better metaphor for the trouble our democracy finds itself in than watching the minority party block a bill that the majority of the country supports.

“This cannot go on. Senate Democrats have a majority. They must use it now to save our democracy. There is no honor in pledging allegiance to the filibuster while our democracy burns around us. Get rid of the filibuster. Pass the Freedom to Vote Act. Do it now.”

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