Senator Cantwell Speaks Out!
We are thrilled to see her take a public stance!
Yes, we keep talking about the filibuster. And it is working. For decades, the GOP has abused the filibuster to completely block ANY progressive legislation by simply sending an email of objection. This is a cruel abuse of democracy.
The good news is that this week Senator Cantwell has publicly stated that she supports changing the filibuster rules to require senators to filibuster in person, with actual facts, with a majority of senators present. This is the original way the filibuster was designed. Since Democrats are in the majority in the Senate, they have the power to set the rules. They must do this now!
Action 1: Contact Senator Cantwell. Phone: 253-572-2281 or Contact Form
Script: My name is _________. As a member of Olympia Indivisible I am contacting Senator Cantwell to thank her for her public statement this week taking a stand to change the filibuster rules. Changing the Senate filibuster rules to require objecting Senators to actually present facts with a majority of Senators present will strengthen our democracy and allow crucial voting rights legislation to go forward. We must act now and not lose this opportunity.
Action 2: Contact Senator Murray. Phone: 253-572-3636 or Contact Form
Script: My name is _______. As a member of Olympia Indivisible I am contacting Senator Murray to urge her to join Senator Cantwell in publicly calling for a reform of the senate filibuster rules. Democrats have the power to move crucial legislation forward by requiring senators that use the filibuster to actually present facts, in person , with a majority of senators present. We must act now and not lose this opportunity to pass legislation to protect voting rights.
Senator Cantwell’s Town Hall Is