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Left Says Senate Democrats Face Existential Choice: Kill Filibuster or Watch Democracy Die

"This is about to move from an abstract conversation about Senate rules to a very clear choice for Senate Democrats: Protect the 'Jim Crow' filibuster or protect American democracy—they won't be able to do both."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Backed by Unions and Climate Campaigners, Brown and Schumer Unveil $73 Billion Clean Bus Plan

"If we're going to beat the climate clock and stop polluting toxic fumes into our neighborhoods, we must swiftly transform every aspect of our current transportation system to reach zero emissions."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


In 'Major Win for Progressives,' Former CFPB Chief Richard Cordray Tapped to Oversee Federal Student Loans

"This shows that the administration ready to take bold action and be a true partner to address the student debt crisis," said Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers. 

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


'Bernie Sanders and I Agree,' Says Schumer on Lowering Medicare Age and Drug Prices

"It's almost insane to think that we would have to fight for these obvious steps," says Sanders. "But we must."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Coalition Calls for Bold Pricing Reforms to Save $450 Billion on Drug Costs

The U.S., said one advocate, could "pump those savings back into Medicare" to expand and strengthen the program.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


'Existential Moment for Our Country': Cori Bush Leads 90+ Dems in Calling for Abolition of Senate Filibuster

"We cannot let a procedural tool that can be abolished stand in the way of justice, prosperity, and equity. We simply cannot afford such a catastrophic compromise."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


US House Passes 'Hugely Important' Bill to Let Legal Marijuana Businesses Access Banks

"A supermajority of the House has voted affirmatively to recognize that the legalization and regulation of marijuana is a superior public policy to prohibition and criminalization."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


To Expand Democrats' Infrastructure Vision, Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Push Green New Deal for Public Housing

Such a plan, said Rep. Jamaal Bowman, "would allow people to live with dignity and respect, to know that our federal government cares about their well-being and their health."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


Youth Demand US Action on Climate-Induced Loss and Damage in Global South

"The climate crisis is already causing severe impacts, leading to the loss of lives and livelihoods, and damage to homes, schools, roads, and hospitals."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


100+ Groups to Schumer: Throw Filibuster 'Into the Dustbin of History'

In a letter to the Senate majority leader, the coalition says the rule is a "Jim Crow relic" standing in the way of progressive legislative proposals like the For the People Act.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·