Monday, December 17, 2012

TODAY: Call Sen. Schumer and demand filibuster reform

Will you call Sen. Schumer? Tell him: "Support Sen. Reid's changes to the filibuster rules so that senators can't hold up bills in private."  

Senator Charles Schumer
Phone: (202) 224-6542

Report Your Call!

Dear MoveOn member,

The Senate was designed to be a deliberative body. But these days, it has become the place where Republicans—who are abusing current Senate rules—can stop any and all policy from moving forward by filibustering everything.

That means no progress on gun safety, job creation, nominations to the cabinet or the courts, nothing...unless we move fast to change things right now.

Senate Democrats are meeting tomorrow to set the rules for the next Senate session—this includes possible filibuster reform. The proposals would limit filibuster use and make it so that senators can no longer hold up a bill in private. A senator who wants to block a bill will need to physically stand on the Senate floor and keep talking to delay a vote.

Will you call Senator Charles Schumer TODAY and tell him to support these changes to the filibuster? Sen. Schumer needs to hear from constituents before tomorrow's meeting that we will no longer tolerate Senate inaction on the most important issues of our time, and that fixing these rules could end Republican obstructionism. 

Here's where to call:

Senator Charles Schumer
Phone: (202) 224-6542

Then, please report your call by clicking here:

Thanks for all you do.

–Ilya, Susannah, Stefanie, Garlin, and the rest of the team

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