Thursday, January 17, 2019

FW: Mitch McConnell (petition)

Demand Mitch McConnell listen to the American people and allow the Senate to hold a vote to reopen the government.

Eddie—I wanted to make sure you saw the email below. Once we get to 100,000 signatures, the petition will be delivered to Senate offices—including to Mitch McConnell in Kentucky and Washington, D.C.

Dear fellow MoveOn member,

I'm Martha Singleton, a MoveOn member in Miami, Florida, and I started a petition to Mitch McConnell, which says:

Stop blocking the will of the people! The U.S. House has passed a bill to reopen the government, so the Senate should be allowed to vote on it. McConnell's excuses and tactics run against our democracy!

The Senate voted nearly unanimously for a bill to keep the government open last month, but now Mitch McConnell is blocking his own colleagues from doing their jobs with a vote to reopen the government, even though he knows it will pass. This is now the longest shutdown ever!1

I am tired of Senator McConnell failing to allow the Senate to vote on major issues throughout his tenure, a trait that is expected in countries that do not enjoy democratic freedoms. Congress should not cower in fear of Trump's anger and hate. 800,000 workers' pay depends on them; they must act now.2

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


–Martha Singleton


1. "Senate Democrats pushed a vote to reopen the government. Mitch McConnell shot them down," Vox,
January 10, 2019

2. Ibid.

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