A Grace Segers article in The New Republic, “Chuck Schumer’s Daunting Quest to ‘Restore the Senate’” highlights the growing consensus within the Senate Democratic caucus on the need to reform the filibuster to pass voting rights and democracy legislation.
Leading columnists and observers are highlighting the need for federal legislation protecting Americans’ voting rights and the health of our democracy - and the reality that the only way to enact these essential bills is by addressing and reforming the filibuster
This weekend marked the eight-year anniversary of Senate Democrats’ November 2013 filibuster reforms.
Today, Fix Our Senate released new polling of Arizona voters conducted by Lake Research.
Leading Senators and key observers are highlighting the urgency of federal voting rights and democracy-protecting legislation and calling for Democrats to address the filibuster to protect Americans’ rights and the health of our democracy.
A new letter from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reiterates Democrats’ commitment to pass voting and democracy legislation despite Republicans’ continued abuse of the filibuster
A poll commissioned by Fix Our Senate and conducted by Global Strategy Group found that 43% of registered voters in West Virginia see the filibuster as a way to create more gridlock.
Unless Democrats take steps to reform or eliminate the filibuster, McConnell can use this obstructionist weapon to block the For the People Act
President Biden’s legislative ambitions face a crucial test in the narrowly divided Congress this month, with key Democratic senators signaling they want to pump the brakes.
Once obscure, the Senate filibuster is coming under fresh scrutiny not only because of the enormous power it gives a single senator to halt President Joe Biden’s agenda, but as a tool historically used for racism.
Gun control groups are joining the progressive fight to end the filibuster as the Senate voting rule threatens their goal of passing comprehensive gun reform.
This brief will explore the racist history of the filibuster, how it came to be used as it is today, and outline this history specifically through the lens of gun violence prevention, cataloging legislation that has been impeded by the use of the filibuster, obstructing progress toward safer communities and fewer needless tragedies.
The filibuster is a procedural tool of the Senate that delays or prevents a piece of legislation from being brought to a vote. It is a vestige of a deal made to appeal to segregationists and has historically been used to block passage of civil rights legislation.