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Some 33,000 striking members of the Machinists end a 69-day walkout at Boeing after winning pay and benefit increases and protections against subcontracting some of their work overseas.
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Fix the filibuster, fix the Senate
Updated On: Jan 17, 2013

Jan. 17, 2013 

The U.S. Senate is where good bills go to die. The chart below is telling, isn't it?

"The supermajority required just to begin debate–60 of the 100 Senators–creates gridlock and ignores the fundamental American principle of majority rule." ~ CommonCause.org

Next week, the Senate may be taking up Resolution 4, a bill to reform the filibuster process and make it more transparent. If enacted, this reform would mean Senators would actually have to speak and debate publicly on the floor of the U.S. Senate in order to keep a filibuster going, just like Jimmy Stewart did in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. As it stands now, a Senator can simply send an email to continue a filibuster.

We need more accountability of our elected officials, and if they wish to block legislation, they should be required to put real time and energy into it.

Here's what we need you to do: Call your Senators TODAY and ask that they fix the Senate by fixing the filibuster! Tell them to vote FOR Senate Resolution 4.

You can reach your Senators by calling the U.S. Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121.


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