Press release

Announcing “Fix Our Senate”: New Group Launches to Expose McConnell’s Obstruction and Agenda

Fix Our Senate
1.28.2020

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

CONTACT
Joshua Karp, press@fixoursenate.org

Washington, D.C. — Fix Our Senate launched today to hold Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accountable for his obstruction and attacks on our democracy, and demand that he put partisan politics aside and do what’s right for the nation. The American people know the Senate is broken and anyone can see that Majority Leader McConnell’s actions are to blame. 

In the Senate, Majority Leader McConnell has fought against economic justice, weakened our health care system, and forced through scores of unqualified judges, all while bills that could address surging wealth inequality and unaffordable drug prices sit in his legislative graveyard. Fix Our Senate will take every opportunity to ensure that the public understands how McConnell is standing directly in the way of progress on key issues.

Fix Our Senate will inform the public of McConnell’s dangerous agenda and provide resources, research, and talking points to empower organizers, community leaders, and elected officials to stand against McConnell’s actions in Washington and across the country.

For years, Mitch McConnell has proudly been the greatest obstacle to progress for the American people, advocating for a harmful agenda that turned the Senate into a partisan battleground and put the wealthy and well-connected ahead of everyday Americans. 

“Mitch McConnell’s policies are toxic, and he and his allies must be called out. This is a campaign with one focus: making the case against Mitch McConnell’s actions as Majority Leader and those who enable his behavior, and it could not be more timely given McConnell’s partisan obstruction of a fair Senate impeachment trial. We will leave no stone unturned as we hold McConnell accountable,” said Joshua Karp of Fix Our Senate.

"For decades, Mitch McConnell has stood with the wealthy and powerful, turning this deliberative body into a hyper-partisan legislative graveyard. We are glad to join this much-needed effort to hold McConnell and his allies accountable for his dangerous agenda,” said Leslie Dach of Protect Our Care. “Across the country, more and more people are realizing that McConnell is failing to put the interest of the American people first. It’s time to raise our voices and hold him and those Republican Senators who follow him accountable.” 

The new organization is backed by a broad coalition of allies, including Demand Justice, Indivisible, Protect Our Care, For Our Future, and SEIU. Fix Our Senate’s war room will be led by communications strategist Joshua Karp.
 

To sign up for Fix Our Senate’s mailing list, go to www.fixoursenate.org or simply email press@fixoursenate.org.

 

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