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Take Action to Fix a Broken Senate

Isaiah Poole Campaign for America's Future
The Campaign for America’s Future is joining 100 other organizations in delivering a message to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his Republican counterpart, Mitch McConnell: Enough is enough. End the obstruction. Stop the constant abuse of the filibuster.

Progressives Push to Squash Senate Filibuster After Minimum Wage Defeat

Marianne LeVine, Laura Barrón-López and Sarah Ferris Politico
“So if that $15 minimum wage isn’t in this package, we are going to have to figure out a way to get it through. And if that means reforming the filibuster, then we should reform the filibuster," Rep. Pramila Jayapal said.

The Filibuster Question: States’ Rights or Human Rights?

Harold Meyerson The American Prospect
Most Democrats, now looking forward to a Biden presidency and a narrow majority in the next Senate, realize that Republicans can block virtually all Democratic legislation by using the filibuster, and they therefore favor its abolition.

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The End of the Filibuster—No, Really

Ronald Brownstein The Atlantic
Many activists will not tolerate a Democratic-controlled Senate that allows Republicans to block civil-rights legislation next year.

Friday Nite Videos | September 13, 2019

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