The U.S. Senate has 100 senators, but 41 make almost every decision.
The filibuster, now employed routinely, allows this minority-rule.
We have a chance right now to end it!
Want to see the super-wealthy taxed? Wars ended? Assault weapons banned? Fossil fuel subsidies eliminated?
Any step for peace or justice will be an even steeper uphill climb with the filibuster in place.
This Senate rule is not in the Constitution or any law. It can be changed or eliminated on Day 1 of the new session by a simple majority of 51 senators.
"Fixing" minority rule so that the 41 deciders of our public policies are "required" to talk about what they're doing at length on television will not solve the problem any more than throwing Brer Rabbit in the briar patch.
Please click here to write to your two senators right now, with a CC to the President, urging them to end the filibuster.
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