Fix Our Senate Spox Eli Zupnick in NBC News: "This is truly a five-alarm fire. Democrats have to make the fundamental choice: Are they going to protect the filibuster or are they going to protect voting rights?"
Washington, D.C. — Following the Senate Republican filibuster of the bipartisan Jan. 6 commission, Fix Our Senate launched a new six-figure nationwide ad campaign reminding voters that if Senate Republicans and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will filibuster a bipartisan commission to investigate an attack on their own workplace, they will do the same to every other piece of major legislation that comes to the floor.
Fix Our Senate, along with over 100 partner organizations, also sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer this morning calling on him to eliminate the filibuster. The letter and the ad campaign are part of a larger push from Fix Our Senate to make the urgency to eliminate the filibuster clear given Sen. Schumer’s recent promise to put the For the People Act up for a vote later this month.
"We want people across the country to see what happened in the Senate last week. and how outrageous it would be to allow the filibuster to continue blocking popular democracy-protecting bills,” said Eli Zupnick, spokesman for Fix Our Senate. “Senate Republicans’ filibuster of the Jan. 6 commission further demonstrates that they have absolutely no intention of allowing any legislation to pass that would threaten their power or stand up to President Trump’s ‘big lie,’ no matter how popular or bipartisan they are. Senate Democrats must move quickly to eliminate the filibuster and not waste more time hoping that ten Republicans will join them to pass the critically-needed For the People Act that Sen. McConnell said his ‘highest priority’ was to block.”
You can watch our new ad here.
Video ad script:
Sen. Mitch McConnell just filibustered a bipartisan commission on the January 6th insurrection.
If he is willing to block a bill investigating an attack on his own workplace...
The seat of our democracy….
...to protect President Trump and his Big Lie...
He will do the same to stop bills that will strengthen our voting rights and our democracy.
It’s time for Democrats to eliminate the filibuster, protect our democracy, and end this partisan gridlock.
Sign our petition at FixOurSenate.org
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