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Indivisible Project launches the No Filibuster campaign

08/28/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 28, 2019
Contact: Emily Phelps | press@indivisible.org

Washington, DC — Today, the Indivisible Project launched its campaign to end the filibuster. The campaign aims to demystify the filibuster and have the Indivisible community pressure their senators and the 2020 presidential candidates to eliminate the filibuster. Indivisibles are also provided resources to help them record videos about progressive priorities that the filibuster is hindering and to submit letters to the editor about the issue.

“Indivisible has made ending the filibuster a priority because the filibuster is an inherently undemocratic Senate rule that serves only to give veto power to a shrinking, hyper-conservative ideological minority. It’s a gimmick that has been used to stop and delay vital progressive legislation like civil rights laws, gun safety regulations, and immigration reform,” said the Indivisible Project’s director of democracy policy Meagan Hatcher-Mays. “The Senate has become the place where pressing issues are ignored and progressive policies go to die. Only by killing the filibuster can we revive the possibility for a future where progressive policies are achievable. For this reason, Indivisibles have committed to pressuring their senators and the Democratic presidential candidates support ending the filibuster.”

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