Momentum on Filibuster Reform

Today, activists will be delivering your message and thousands others to Sen. Dick Durbin and Sen. Mark Kirk in Washington, D.C.

Thanks to you, we are building momentum for significant changes to stop the misuse and abuse of the Senate filibuster.

But Sen. Dick Durbin and Sen. Mark Kirk need to hear from you TODAY, because some senators are pushing for a compromise that falls far short of what is needed to fix the filibuster problem. Call 1-866-937-5062 and tell them to publicly support strong rules reform by co-sponsoring Senate Resolution 4.

The filibuster used to be a way to draw attention to a critical issue. But now it’s abused as a tactic to take important bills off the table altogether.

Use of the procedural trick has skyrocketed in recent years, as corporate politicians have done everything possible to block popular progressive bills—even ones with majority support—from becoming law.

The only way we can hope to pass important legislation that’d shape a commonsense immigration process, stop rewarding corporations that offshore jobs or strengthen workers’ rights to make it easier for workers to organize for a voice on the job is to make it harder for a handful of senators to shut down debate.

Call your senators today at 1-866-937-5062 and tell them we want real reform of the Senate’s filibuster rule that ends the silent filibuster and keeps corporate politicians from blocking important legislation.

In Solidarity,

Nicole Aro
Digital Strategies Director, AFL-CIO


Author: AFGE Local 704

Representing over 900 bargaining unit employees working at the U.S. EPA Region 5 Offices in Chicago, Ann Arbor, MI and Westlake, OH.

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