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After Senate Proves 'Exceptions to Filibuster ARE Possible,' Progressives Say: Now Do All the Good StuffkennyDec 10, 2021
Protesters sound off against Manching filibuster reform opposition.
"We still need 60 votes to raise the minimum wage, end voter suppression, and save our democracy?" asked one critic. "Kinda like the filibuster is just there to protect the wealthy and powerful."

Filibuster Reform for Debt Ceiling Fight But Not Voting Rights or Reproductive Freedom?

"If our senators are willing to suspend the filibuster to protect our economy, they should be willing to suspend it to protect our democracy and our freedom to vote."

Jessica Corbett ·


Time Is Running Out to Pass Voting Rights Bills and Protect Democracy

To counter these attacks on democracy, voting rights advocates are pressuring Senate Democrats to eliminate the filibuster.

Benjamin Barber ·


GOP Is Launching a Mechanical Attack to Steal the Next Election

With partisan redistricting and voter suppression laws, Republicans are rigging the system to avoid losing power.

David Masciotra ·


'Congress Must Act': Bernie Sanders Demands End of Filibuster to Codify Abortion Rights

"We must pass legislation that codifies Roe v. Wade as the law of the land in this country. And if there aren't 60 votes to do it, and there are not, we must reform the filibuster to pass it with 50 votes."

Jon Queally ·


Progressive US Lawmakers Mark Black Friday With Calls to Pass the PRO Act

"The right to organize, fight for better working conditions, and fair pay must always be protected."

Jessica Corbett ·


California Progressives to Feinstein: Support Nixing Filibuster for Voting Rights—or Resign

"If you can't or won't," nearly 70 groups wrote to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, "please step aside so that someone more willing can take your place."

Jake Johnson ·


'Total Asymmetric Warfare': Georgia GOP Redraws Political Map as US Senate Dems Do Nothing

"It's beyond enraging that Manchin and Sinema continue to say voting rights legislation needs 60 votes," while Republicans are "rigging elections and shutting Dems out of power for next decade on simple majority party-line votes," said one expert.

Jessica Corbett ·


'The Time Is Now': 200 Activists Arrested While Demanding Biden, Congress Defend Voting RightsbrettNov 17, 2021
voting rights protest
"We are here today to send a message that President Biden must take action now to ensure the promise of our democracy and protect our freedom to vote."

Dems Told to Kill Filibuster After All Senate Republicans But One Block John Lewis Voting Rights Bill

"We've had enough of these theatrics," declared an Indivisible activist, calling on Democrats to "remove the filibuster from the Senate Republicans' obstructionist toolbox."

Jessica Corbett ·

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