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For too long, the filibuster has been abused in the Senate to block overwhelmingly popular legislation and stifle the will of the voters. This undemocratic rule gives a minority of Senators total power over which bills Congress can pass.

The new Senate must prioritize eliminating the filibuster -- so that our legislators can get to work on the issues that matter to the American people.

Click here to email and phone your Senators.

The filibuster is a practice that wasn’t routinely used until recently. As utilized, it requires 60 senators to vote to start and end debate on most bills -- so unless the majority party has secured 60 votes in favor of a bill, a minority of senators can effectively, and sometimes secretly, kill it.

In practice, this has meant that a small group of senators -- who represent a disproportionately white minority of the country’s population -- can shut down legislation on anything from voting rights and racial justice to climate change and healthcare.

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The filibuster is completely undemocratic
-- it’s outrageous that a bill supported by the vast majority of Americans can be blocked by a handful of self-serving politicians. It’s a parliamentary trick that’s been used repeatedly to diminish the political power of Black and Brown voters and the lawmakers who represent them.

That’s why we’re calling on the new Senate to make abolishing the filibuster a priority. This is hardly a radical idea -- the filibuster has changed many times over... major political figures from various ideological backgrounds support eliminating it... and it doesn’t appear in the Constitution, which specifically outlines instances when a supermajority vote is needed.

It’d only take a simple majority vote in the Senate to get rid of the filibuster. But unfortunately, some Democratic senators in the new Congress have hesitated to back the idea.

That’s why we must let them know that the American people are counting on them to do what’s right for our democracy. If you agree that it’s time to abolish the undemocratic filibuster, add your name today.

It's Time to Convict Trump

Trump has been impeached! Thank you for your help in making that happen in record time!

The next step is conviction.

Click here to tell your Senators that you want Trump tried and convicted.

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The next step after convicting Trump is barring him from ever again holding public office. This is done by a simple majority vote in the Senate following a conviction. The next three steps after that are criminal prosecution for a long list of offenses, conviction in court, and sentencing.

Let's take this one step at a time. In the words of Senator Bernie Sanders, "The House of Representatives has done its job and impeached Donald Trump on a bipartisan basis. The Senate must now carry out its constitutional duty and convict Trump to ensure that neither he, nor any other president, can subvert our democracy again."

That's right! Tell your Senators here.

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