Press Release

Fix or Nix the Filibuster to Protect Our Right to Vote

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

For Immediate Release:
Contact:
Roger Kerson, rkerson@democracyinitiative.org, 734.645.0535

Democracy Initiative on GOP Blocking the Freedom to Vote Act
Fix or Nix the Filibuster
to Protect Our Right to Vote

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the latest Republican blockade of crucial voting rights legislation, leaders of the Democracy Initiative said today the U.S. Senate must fix or nix the filibuster. 

“The U.S. Congress must protect our right to vote, and a majority in both houses are ready to do exactly that,” said Karen Hobert Flynn, president of Common Cause and co-chair of the Democracy Initiative Board of Directors. “It’s just plain wrong to allow the Jim Crow filibuster stand in the way of the Freedom to Vote Act. This legislation is a major step forward that gives all of us, regardless of political party, background, or where we live, an equal say in the future for our families and communities.”

“Working people are outraged to see our Congress paralyzed and unable to take action on voting rights and workplace rights,” said Tefere Gebre, Executive Vice President of the AFL-CIO and also a co-chair of the Democracy Initiative Board of Directors. “In state after state, extremists are targeting voter suppression at Black, brown and young votersand we can’t even have a debate on the floor of the U.S. Senate?”

A minority of GOP senators used outdated and arcane filibuster rules today to block debate and floor action on the Freedom to Vote Act. The compromise bill, introduced by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) will allow voters, not politicians, to decide whether to vote early, vote by mail or vote in person on election day. The legislation also requires national same-day voter registration, bans partisan gerrymandering, and increases transparency in campaign financing.

Today’s obstruction in the U.S. Senate is the third time this year GOP legislators have blocked debate and floor action on voting rights.

“The third time is not a charmit’s a disgrace,” said Charly Carter, executive director of the Democracy Initiative. “The Jim Crow filibuster was used for decades to block civil rights laws. Now it’s being used to undermine the most fundamental right we have in a democracythe right to choose our own elected representatives. The U.S. Senate must protect our right to vote, not the privileges of entrenched politicians. Let’s fix or nix the filibuster and be the democracy we proclaim.” 

 

The Democracy Initiative is a coalition of 75 organizations with a collective 45 million members fighting for workers, civil rights, social justice and the environment. It was founded in 2012 to fix undemocratic Senate rules, expand access to the ballot, and combat the influence of big money in politics. DI partner organizations are united in their commitment to realizing the promise of American democracy where all people have an equal seat at the governance table. 

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Fix or Nix the Filibuster to Prevent Global Economic Crisis

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

For Immediate Release:
Contact:
Roger Kerson, rkerson@democracyinitiative.org, 734.645.0535

Democracy Initiative on Impending Debt Ceiling Disaster
Fix or Nix the Filibuster to Prevent
Global Economic Crisis

WASHINGTON DC – Leaders of the Democracy Initiative, with 75 member organizations representing 45 million people, said today that Democratic majorities in the U.S. House and Senate should move immediately to fix or nix the filibuster in order to raise the U.S. debt ceiling and avoid a global economic crisis. 

“The arbitrary and totally unnecessary fight over the debt ceiling could cost as many as six million U.S. jobs and destroy as much as $15 trillion in household wealth,” said Democracy Initiative Executive Director Charly Carter. “Let’s be clear: Preserving the Jim Crow filibuster, a racist relic of white supremacy, is not worth one single job or one dollar in anybody’s bank account.” 

“If Republicans remain intent on using the filibuster to avoid paying our nation’s debts, then Democrats should use the mandate they won from voters to fix or nix this arcane Senate rule,” said Karen Hobert Flynn, president of Common Cause and co-chair of the Democracy Initiative Board of Directors. “It’s unbelievable and unacceptable that a minority of U.S. senators can cause economic devastation for millions of Americans – and for tens of millions more around the globe.” 

“American workers are still reeling from a devastating pandemic,” said Tefere Gebre, executive vice president of the AFL-CIO and also a co-chair of the Democracy Initiative Board of Directors. “The last thing we need is a self-inflicted global recession, driven by entrenched politicians and special interests who don’t want to accept the basic principle of majority rule. Fixing or nixing the filibuster to address the debt ceiling is the right solution. Then we should move ahead and use majority rule in the U.S. Senate to guarantee our right to vote and protect democracy in our workplaces.” 

 

The Democracy Initiative is a coalition of 75 organizations with a collective 45 million members fighting for workers, civil rights, social justice and the environment. It was founded in 2012 to fix undemocratic Senate rules, expand access to the ballot, and combat the influence of big money in politics. DI partner organizations are united in their commitment to realizing the promise of American democracy where all people have an equal seat at the governance table. 

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Democracy Initiative on Freedom to Vote Act: It's time to Fix or Nix the Filibuster

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

For Immediate Release:
Contact:
Roger Kerson, rkerson@democracyinitiative.org, 734.645.0535

Democracy Initiative on Freedom to Vote Act
New Voting Bill a Promising Breakthrough
after Months of GOP Obstruction:
It's Time to Fix or Nix the Filibuster

WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of the Democracy Initiative said today that the Freedom to Vote Act, a compromise measure introduced today in the U.S. Senate, is a transformative step forward to protect voting rights for all Americans and should be swiftly passed. Further GOP obstruction should not be tolerated, leaders say, and fixing or nixing the filibuster is crucial.

“After a record voter turnout in 2020, it’s time to move forward, not backward.” said Karen Hobert Flynn, president of Common Cause and co-chair of the Democracy Initiative Board of Directors. “Senators have heard their constituents’ demands for safe, sensible national standards that protect our freedom to vote. This legislation aims to stop voter suppression and give everyone a say in the decisions that affect our lives.”

“When we organize, we win,” said Tefere Gebre, executive vice president of the AFL-CIO and also a co-chair of the Democracy Initiative. “While corporate interests and the politicians they pay for use backroom tactics to block progress, the democracy movement organized in every state to protect our sacred right to vote. That’s how the Freedom to Vote Act happened, and now is no time to tolerate further obstruction.” 

“The Freedom to Vote Act will expand access to the vote – which includes ensuring that everyone can choose to vote early or by mail,” said Charly Carter, executive director of the Democracy Initiative. “These common-sense measures, which protect and empower all voters no matter who they vote for, deserve bipartisan support.” 

“At one time, protecting our right to vote – especially for Black, Brown and young voters – was not a partisan issue, and important laws like the Voting Rights Act were passed with large bipartisan majorities,” said Carter. “Times have changed. If the Republican minority in the Senate tries again to prevent action on the basic building blocks of our democracy, then it’s time to fix or nix the filibuster.” 

The Democracy Initiative is a coalition of 75 organizations with a collective 45 million members fighting for workers, civil rights, social justice and the environment. DI partner organizations are united in their commitment to realizing the promise of American democracy where all people have an equal seat at the governance table. 

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Democracy Initiative on GOP Senate Blockage Against Bills on Voting Rights, Money in Politics and Gerrymandering

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

For Immediate Release:
Contact:
Roger Kerson, rkerson@democracyinitiative.org, 734.645.0535

Democracy Initiative on GOP Senate Blockage Against Bills on
Voting Rights, Money in Politics and Gerrymandering:
"Voters Will Be Outraged by This Latest Perversion of Democracy"

The following statement is from Charly Carter, executive director of the Democracy Initiative.  

“How is it possible that one person, representing one state, can effectively disenfranchise millions of voters? That’s what we saw overnight when undemocratic Senate rules allowed a single senator, Ted Cruz, to block key provisions to protect voting rights of millions of Americans across the country.  

“Voters across the country will be outraged by this latest perversion of our democracy. It’s time to fix or nix the Jim Crow filibuster, which has paralyzed our government at the worse possible moment. We need rapid, forceful responses to intersecting crises of public health, racial injustice, economic inequality and climate catastrophe. Instead, our lives are at risk from endless obstruction and partisan gridlock.”

Background:  

The leadership in U.S. Senate scheduled a key procedural vote early this morning on the For the People Act (FTPA), a transformational voting rights and fair elections bill.

Senator Cruz, backed by his GOP colleagues prevented even the start of debate on FTPA, and also blocked action on two other democracy bills: a measure to end partisan gerrymandering; and a bill to limit the tidal wave of special interest money that pollutes our politics.  

With our democracy at risk, the Republican position is no discussion, no debate and no action.  

Senate Majority Leader Schumer said that the For the People Act and related legislation will be first on the agenda when the Senate returns to business in September. At that time, these bills will face a near-certain Republican filibuster.

Earlier this month, more than 50 labor, environmental, civil rights and civic groups, convened by the Democracy Initiative, wrote to Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer about the need to fix or nix the filibuster. 

“Some of us support the full elimination of the filibuster,” the letter stated, “and all of us believe changes are necessary.” 

The Democracy Initiative is a coalition of 75 organizations with a collective 45 million members fighting for workers, civil rights, social justice and the environment. DI partner organizations are united in their commitment to realizing the promise of American democracy where all people have an equal seat at the governance table. 

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Democracy Initiative Mourns the Passing of AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka

Thursday, August 5, 2021

For Immediate Release:
Contact:
Amy Shenker, askpr2011@gmail.com

Democracy Initiative Mourns the Passsing of AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka

The following statement is from Charly Carter, executive director of the Democracy Initiative.

"The member organizations of the Democracy Initiative join our allies and colleagues today as we mourn the death of Rich Trumka, a great American labor leader. As president of the United Mine Workers and then the AFL-CIO, he was a tireless, innovative and forceful advocate for workers and families. We at the Democracy Initiative, where the AFL-CIO is a core partner, especially appreciate Rich Trumka's vision of the labor movement as an essential voice for democracy, racial justice and social progress. His work over many decades touched countless lives, inside and outside the labor movement, in the U.S. and abroad.

"Our hearts are with Rich's family and his many friends today. Together we will do all we can to honor his legacy: Fairness and dignity on the job, fairness and democracy in our communities."

The Democracy Initiative is a coalition of 75 organizations with a collective 45 million members fighting for workers, civil rights, social justice and the environment. DI partner organizations are united in their commitment to realizing the promise of American democracy where all people have an equal seat at the governance table. 

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Labor, Enviro, Civic Groups to Schumer: Fix or Nix the Filibuster

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

For Immediate Release:
Contact:
Amy Shenker, askpr2011@gmail.com

Labor, Enviro, Civic Groups to Schumer:
Fix or Nix the Filibuster

"The need for action is urgent, but obstruction in the Senate has only gotten worse."

WASHINGTON DC — Fifty-two labor, environmental and civic groups called on Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer to “take all steps necessary” to fix or nix the Jim Crow filibuster, which is blocking action on urgent federal legislation.

“Our country is reeling from intersecting crises that undermine public health, racial justice, the economy, our climate, and our democracy,” the organizations stated in a joint letter to Sen. Schumer. “These crises have accelerated growing inequities in our system, especially for Black and brown communities and working people. The need for action is urgent, but obstruction in the Senate has only gotten worse.”

The joint letter was originated by the Democracy Initiative (DI), a unique intersectional coalition which brings together organizations representing more than 45 million people, and is available at FixtheSenateNow.org. It is part of a nationwide campaign, joined by DI members groups and allies, to end gridlock in Washington DC and revitalize our democracy. On July 26, 39 people were arrested at Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s office, including Rev. William Barber, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and United Domestic Workers Executive Director and DI advisor Doug Moore, calling on her to reverse her position supporting the filibuster.

“Some of us support the full elimination of the filibuster and all of us believe changes are necessary,” the organizations stated. “The minority should be prohibited from blocking even the opening of debate on a bill… those wishing to obstruct the final vote should be required to hold the floor and explain themselves so that their colleagues and the American people know who to hold accountable.”

The option known as the “talking filibuster” was recently endorsed by President Biden, during a town hall event in Cincinnati. 

“The filibuster has an ugly history, as a racist remnant of white supremacy used to block any and all civil rights legislation” said Charly Carter, executive director of the Democracy Initiative. “And it’s being used in an ugly fashion today, to protect wealth and privilege. We can’t allow endless obstruction in the Senate to keep people from having the right to vote, to keep people from having clean air, clean water, to keep people from dignity on the job and having the ability to earn a fair wage and take care of their families.”

The filibuster is a Senate rule which can be changed at any time by an up-or-down majority vote. As recently as the 1970s and 1980s, there were only a few dozen filibusters each year. Now there are hundreds. This creates a supermajority requirement of 60 votes—not found anywhere in the U.S. Constitution or any federal statute—to pass any substantive legislation. 

“The clock is ticking as legislation that will help rebuild the middle class and ensure that everyone has a fair opportunity to vote remains stuck behind filibuster rules,” said Chris Shelton, president of the Communications Workers of America. “These rules, rooted in white supremacy, are used to protect the political and economic power of a wealthy, elite minority. We encourage Majority Leader Schumer to take action now to enable the Senate to debate and vote on these critical bills.”

The non-stop abuse of the filibuster has left the U.S. Congress unable to perform the most basic legislative functions, even when bills have the support of majorities in both chambers. A bill to create an independent commission to investigate the January 6th attack on Congress itself had support from 54 senators, but was killed with a filibuster by just 35 GOP senators.  

“Mitch McConnell stated that his top priority this Congress was blocking the For the People Act, and the only way he can do that is through the anti-democratic and racist filibuster,” said Karen Hobert Flynn, President of Common Cause and Democracy Initiative board co-chair. “We have long pushed to abolish the filibuster, which has frequently been used to block civil rights and social justice legislation. As President Biden ramps-up his use of the bully pulpit and engages with senators, we urge him to make clear that the Senate minority’s use of the filibuster—a Jim Crow relic, in the words of former President Obama—must never stand in the way of the freedom to vote.”

“Biden and congressional Democrats won power last year with populist promises to expand access to healthcare, lower prescription drug prices, fight for $15 and give workers the right to join a union,” said Joseph Geevarghese, executive director of Our Revolution. "Failure to turn these promises into policy—and to confront the rising threats to voting rights across the country—will have terrible electoral consequences next year."

"The American voters elected senators to pass laws—not use outdated, arbitrary rules with a history of racist ties to obstruct our democracy," said Virginia Kase Solomón, CEO of the League of Women Voters of the United States. "As long as senators can hide behind the filibuster, they are not beholden to the American people. We the people are tired of seeing this archaic tool used and abused to delay progress. It is time to amend the filibuster for the health and safety of our democracy."

The Democracy Initiative is a coalition of 75 organizations with a collective 45 million members fighting for workers, civil rights, social justice and the environment. DI partner organizations are united in their commitment to realizing the promise of American democracy where all people have an equal seat at the governance table.

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Supreme Court Eliminates Voting Protections for Communities of Color with AZ Decision; Congress Must Act

Sunday, July 4, 2021

For Immediate Release:
Contact:
Amy Shenker, askpr2011@gmail.com

Democracy Supreme Court Eliminates Voting Protections for
Communities of Color with AZ Decision; Congress Must
Act

This statement is from Charly Carter, Executive Director of the Democracy Initiative:

“The decision by the U.S Supreme Court to uphold discriminatory Arizona election laws eliminates the last protections for the voting rights of communities of color.  In doing so, they have also eliminated the fence upon which too many leaders have perched. It's now time for us to choose. You either support a full and inclusive democracy or you do not. There is no middle ground or compromise.

“Congress must pass S.1, the For the People Act and HR 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. This will likely require fixing or nixing the filibuster – and it’s about time. Our right to vote is more important than an archaic Senate rule, which itself is a racist remnant of white supremacy.”

The Democracy Initiative is a coalition of 75 organizations with a collective 45 million members fighting for workers, civil rights, social justice and the environment. DI partner organizations are united in their commitment to realizing the promise of American democracy where all people have an equal seat at the governance table.

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Democracy Initiative Congratulates New UAW President Ray Curry

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

For Immediate Release:
Contact:
Amy Shenker, askpr2011@gmail.com

Democracy Initiative Congratulates
New UAW President Ray Curry

Union and civil rights leader, an experienced organizer and coalition builder, served on DI board

Washington DC – The Democracy Initiative (DI) congratulates Ray Curry, elected on June 28 by the UAW International Executive Board to serve as president of the union, effective July 1.

“Ray is a dynamic labor and civil rights leader and experienced coalition builder who has done the hard work of helping Southern manufacturing workers organize strong, effective trade unions,” said Charly Carter, executive director of the Democracy Initiative. “The member organizations of the Democracy Initiative look forward to working with Ray and UAW members to fight racial injustice, secure our right to vote and fix or nix the filibuster that stands in the way of the PRO Act and other transformative policy changes our communities need.”

Curry previously served as a board member of the Democracy Initiative, a unique intersectional coalition with the UAW as an anchor partner. The DI brings together 75 labor, civil rights and environmental organizations representing more than 45 million people. The DI and its member groups are currently active in campaigns to expand voting rights, address climate change, bring fairness to U.S. workplaces, limit the role of big money in politics, and confront the legacy of strategic racism.

The Democracy Initiative is a coalition of 75 organizations with a collective 45 million members fighting for workers, civil rights, social justice and the environment. DI partner organizations are united in their commitment to realizing the promise of American democracy where all people have an equal seat at the governance table.

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Flag-waving on July 4 Will Ring Hollow; Action Coming This Summer to Demand Voting Rights and Fair Elections

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

For Immediate Release:
Contact:
Amy Shenker, askpr2011@gmail.com

Democracy Initiative on Today's Senate Filibuster
Flag-waving on July 4 Will Ring Hollow; Action Coming This
Summer to Demand Voting Rights and Fair Elections

This statement is from Charly Carter, executive director of the Democracy Initiative.

“Last Friday, our country took a big step, celebrating the first national holiday marking the Emancipation of enslaved citizens. Today’s decision by Mitch McConnell and the GOP caucus to block the For the People Act from even being debated by senators shows us how far we still have to go. These are the same senators who recently blocked the bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the Capitol.

“The common-sense voting protections, limits on partisan gerrymandering and ethics reforms that are included in the For the People Act enjoy overwhelming and majority support. But Republican senators today used the filibustera racist remnant of white supremacy—to deny Black and Brown and young people their right to vote. In doing so, they deny all Americans the inclusive democracy we deserve. It’s a concrete example of why we must fix the Senate now to end partisan gridlock.

“You can’t wave a flag on July 4th and pretend to ‘celebrate’ freedom and democracy with one hand after voting with your other hand to deny basic democratic rights to millions of people. Senators who used the filibuster to block the For the People Act better get ready, because the Democracy Initiative’s 75 partners with a collective 45 million members will not let up until the Senate can debate, vote on and pass legislation to secure our voting rights and free and fair elections. It’s time to fix or nix the filibuster.”

The Democracy Initiative is a coalition of 75 organizations with a collective 45 million members fighting for workers, civil rights, social justice and the environment. DI partner organizations are united in their commitment to realizing the promise of American democracy where all people have an equal seat at the governance table.

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Proof Positive the Senate is Broken: Paralyzed Congress Can't Even Protect Itself

Thursday, May 27, 2021

For Immediate Release:
Contact:
Amy Shenker, askpr2011@gmail.com

Proof Positive the Senate is Broken:
Paralyzed Congress Can't Even Protect Itself

WASHINGTON DC – Leaders of the Democracy Initiative, with 75 member organizations representing 45 million union members, environmental activists, civil rights advocates and civic leaders, said today that the threat of a filibuster against legislation to authorize a commission to investigate the January 6 violent attack against Congress is “proof positive” that the U.S. Senate is “badly broken.”

“Under current Senate rules, the entire Congress is so paralyzed that it can’t even protect itself, much less the rest of us,” said Charly Carter, executive director of the Democracy Initiative. “It’s way past time to abandon archaic, Jim Crow rules that prevent elected officials from doing their jobs. The threat of a filibuster against a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection is proof positive that the Senate is badly broken.”

“Sadly, this isn’t the only example of the filibuster being used to prevent the defense of our most basic democratic rights,” said Carter. “GOP senators will also try to use the filibuster to kill S1, the For the People Act. This voting rights and election reform bill is urgently needed to counter an onslaught of voter suppression bills in dozens of states, all based on the Big Lie about non-existent voter fraud in the 2020 election. The filibuster must not be allowed to block action on this crucial bill.”

Legislation authorizing a bipartisan commission to investigate the events of January 6 is modeled after the 9/11 Commission. It passed the U.S. House on May 19 by a 252-175 vote, with support from Republicans and Democrats. Action in the Senate is being stalled by threat of a filibuster by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

“It’s hard to imagine a more clear illustration of how broken our Senate has become and why it must be fixed,” said Karen Hobert Flynn, president of Common Cause and co-chair of the Democracy Initiative Board of Directors. “Once a rare event, the filibuster is now a daily danger to our democracy. In this case, a filibuster may prevent us from ever learning a full accounting of the facts and causesthe truthabout a dangerous attempt to overturn a democratic election.”

“The filibuster is an artifact of Jim Crow and a creature of white supremacy,” said Tefere Gebre, executive vice president of the AFL-CIO and also a co-chair of the Democracy Initiative Board of Directors. “The racist, violent riot that took place on January 6 was not just an attack on Congress; it was an attack against all of usall of us who voted and all who believe deeply in the peaceful transition of power as a foundational principle of our democracy.”

“If we allow the minority to obstruct the majority who want a balanced bipartisan investigation of these terrible events, when will it stop?” asked Gebre. “The Senate must actnowto do their job and meet this country’s challenges with deliberation, debate and up or down votes. The people who braved a deadly pandemic to vote in 2020 deserve nothing less.”

The threat of a filibusteror an actual filibusteris blocking progress on urgent issues that affect the daily lives of the constituents of DI member organizations. These include voting rights, DC statehood, workplace rights, the minimum wage, the climate crisis, immigration reform, criminal justice reform and gun violence.

See below for additional comments by DI leaders and member organizations. This list will be updated.

 

Arizona Coalition to End the Filibuster: "It could not be more clear: Senate Republicans have filibustered a bipartisan bill to form a bipartisan commission investigating an attack on their own lives and our democracy. Despite Sen. Krysten Sinema’s failed efforts with Senator Joe Manchin to convince Republicans to work with them to get this done, Sen. McConnell and his caucus once again rejected attempts at bipartisan work and committed themselves to obstruction. The debate is over. Now is the time to eliminate the filibuster as a weapon that a minority of senators can wield to veto popular bills and reforms our country urgently needs. Arizonans voted for immigration reform, protecting voting rights, preventing gun violence, expanding workers rights, raising the minimum wage, creating green jobs and a clean-energy economy, and to end discrimination on the LGBTQ+ communitynot endless gridlock. After witnessing Republicans’ extreme obstruction in action, Sen. Sinema and Sen. Kelly have a choicethey can prop up the Jim Crow filibuster or deliver on critical and popular policies to protect our democracy and build a better America that works for all of us. They won’t be able to do both.”

Karen Hobert Flynn, President, Common Cause: Read statement here.

Fix Our Senate: Read statement here.

Virginia Kase Solomón, CEO, League of Women Voters of the United States: “The January 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol was an attack on our democracy that deeply shook the nation. The American people deserve to know the full truth about the events of that day. We strongly urge the United States Senate to explore this commission no differently than it did for the 9/11 commission. Congress must fully investigate the attack on our Capitol and provide the American people with a clear and complete account of the events of January 6.”

Joseph Geevarghese, Executive Director, Our Revolution: "The GOP filibuster shows how the party is now captive to radical right-wing extremists who pose a clear and present danger to our democracy."

People for the American Way: “Republicans are taking the unconscionable step of closing their eyes and ears to fact-finding around a violent attack on our nation’s Capitol on January 6. They are doing this for the basest and most cynical political reasons, even though they, their colleagues, staff and Capitol Police were threatened with murder on that day. That leaves only one option for responsible lawmakers: do whatever it takes to get an investigatory commission in placeand if that means ending the filibuster, end the filibuster.”

Lisa Gilbert, Executive Vice President, Public Citizen: “Truth and accountability are hallmarks of a functioning democracy. A deep dive investigation into this attack on our government should be neither partisan nor controversialit is exactly what our country needs to protect ourselves from future attacks of this kind. At this point, it’s crystal clear: to save democracy, we have to end the filibuster. The American people deserve a working Senate; a Senate that will safeguard our democracy, can pass common sense legislation like the creation of a commission to investigate an insurrection, and act on the other pressing crises our country faces.”

 

The Democracy Initiative is a coalition of 75 organizations with a collective 45 million members fighting for workers, civil rights, social justice and the environment. DI partner organizations are united in their commitment to realizing the promise of American democracy where all people have an equal seat at the governance table.