S. 1 DEMAND YOUR SENATOR TO NOT ELIMINATE THE FILIBUSTER


Do not let the Democrats get S. 1 passed.

Conatact:

Senator Jeff Merkley

Party:  Democrat
Capitol Phone:  202-224-3753
Capitol Address:
313 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC  20510
Web Form contact:  https://www.merkley.senate.gov/contact
Congressional web site:  Merkley.Senate.gov

Senator Ron Wyden

Party:  Democrat
Capitol Phone: 202-224-5244
Capitol Address:
221 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C.  20510
Web Form contact:  https://www.wyden.senate.gov/contact/email-ron
Congressional web site:  Wyden.Senate.gov

THIS IS FROM THE DEMOCRATS: UPDATE: Senate Democrats can pass the For the People Act, and they must do it before they leave on August recess. If they don’t muster the conviction to do so, crucial voting rights and redistricting provisions may not be in place for next year’s elections. We need you to call your senators TODAY and tell them to do whatever it takes to pass S. 1 — including fixing the filibuster and delaying the recess if necessary.

Senate Republicans have used the filibuster to block S. 1, the For the People Act, from the passage, despite the fact that Republicans are in the minority. This critical democracy reform is widely popular among both Democratic and Republican voters and would expand early voting, end partisan gerrymandering, reduce money in politics, and more. This all comes as Republican state legislatures across the country are passing hundreds of sweeping voter suppression laws that all but assure GOP electoral victories for years to come. 

Historically, the filibuster has been used to uphold Jim Crow legislation and other racist voter suppression laws, so it’s no surprise to see it used again here to block the For the People Act. 

We cannot continue to let Republicans hold our democracy hostage. We must eliminate the filibuster to save our democracy. Call your Senators and let them know you want them to eliminate the filibuster to pass the For the People Act and other progressive priorities. We don’t have time to waste. You can use a cell phone or a landline to make the call.