good!, the reply is only about the title of the thread. it's what everyone is allowed to find out what is in it after passed. All those secret deals that cannot be passed in open session.razoo » 15 Sep 2021, 4:41 am » wrote: ↑He’s the abbot from hell.
Meanwhile, the Republican attack on voting rights in dozens of states is making us mad. Right-wingers around the country know that their positions are losers at the ballot box, so they’re masquerading behind pious claims of “election integrity” while attempting to block millions of Americans from voting. (This goes way back, btw.)
We’ll be gathering further intel about actions you can take, but in the meantime, these bits will get you up to speed:
And how about the filibuster? Now there’s an infuriating, anti-democratic practice** that’s long past it’s pull date or, as Hightower tweeted this week:"Filibuster" is a prissy word that bureaucratic, autocratic elites use to rationalize their control over the rest of us. Screw them! Let democracy flower!
- The Brennan Center is tracking suppression bills in states across the country.
- Ari Berman in Mother Jones: Republicans Are Trying to Kill What’s Left of the Voting Rights Act
- NYTimes: Georgia Takes Center Stage in Battle Over Voting Rights
In short, the filibuster allows a minority to stifle legislation that would help the workaday American majority and strengthen our democracy. For instance...
This week the House passed the “For the People Act” -- “the boldest pro-democracy reform package… since the Watergate era” -- a bill that, if it does make it into law, would loosen the grip of big money in elections, establish nonpartisan commissions to end partisan gerrymandering, institute automatic voter registration, and a whole bunch of other reforms that are widely popular with the American people.
So how’s that looking in the Senate? Mitch McConnell and the GOP hate it, natch, so passage may be up to this guy. Turn up the heat.
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