End The Filibuster
Last updated 4/19/2021 at 3:35pm
Let’s end the filibuster, one step towards governance, not squabbling, in the U.S. Senate. Our senators must end the filibuster, and do the job that we, their constituents, sent them to Washington to do: legislate.
The modern-day filibuster was put in place in the Jim Crow era, when racist southern senators used it to delay passage of important Civil Rights legislation. Senators no longer hold the floor, talking-until-they-drop. It’s now a stealth tool of obstruction. Any senator can signal an objection, and suddenly the Senate has to clear a 60-vote threshold. So, the filibuster blocks...