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Indivisibles in Schumer’s and Durbin’s Home States Declare #FilibusterFriday

01/22/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2021
Contact:
 Emily Phelps | press@indivisible.org

 

Washington, DC—While Indivisibles across the country are contacting their senators and demanding they move quickly to eliminate the filibuster, local Indivisibles in the critical states New York and Illinois are flooding the phones and social media of Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Majority Whip Dick Durbin with the message: #BeBold and #EndTheFilibuster Now.

“It’s time for Senator Schumer and Senator Durbin to whip the Democratic caucus to support ending the legislative filibuster,” said Shannon Stagman, co-leader of Empire State Indivisible. “Don’t let McConnell call the shots - meet this moment and deliver help to the people NOW.”

“Welcome new Democratic senators! Now, are you all ready to join Senator Schumer in ending the filibuster?” said New York Indivisible Anuradha Sharma Magee. “If not, talk to your Indivisible groups who helped elect you to get on board.”

“Senator Durbin -- It’s time to whip your caucus into supporting ending the legislative filibuster,” said Betsy Rubin of Indivisible Chicago South-Side. “We’re pushing you to meet this moment with bold legislation that can’t be stopped by the GOP. We won, now act like it!”

 

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