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At every turn Republicans in the Senate have weaponized the filibuster to obstruct critical proposals to secure our right to vote, expand access to healthcare, protect workers, and defend civil rights. From John C. Calhoun using it to defend segregation to Minority Leader McConnell blocking the January 6th insurrection investigation, for too long the filibuster has been manipulated to deny our rights and block any effort to protect our access to the ballot. In the face of unprecedented attacks on our voting rights and democracy, as we confront sweeping state voter suppression laws targeting Black and Brown communities, abolishing it is the only path forward.
We are at a turning point for our democracy, where we must decide if we will work together to ensure all individuals have voice in our government or if we will let a small minority of politicians silence us and take away our rights. Alliance for Justice has been a strong advocate in the charge to eliminate the filibuster since 2013 when Senate Democrats ended it for judicial and other executive nominations. Please join Alliance for Justice, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC 6th District), Kimberly Atkins Stohr, Senior Opinion Writer and Columnist at The Boston Globe, and leading advocates on Wednesday, July 14th at 4:00 PM Eastern for a discussion on why we must eliminate the filibuster to preserve our rights and democracy.