Please join with Senators Jeff Merkley, Tom Udall and Tom Harkin, by telling Senate leaders to include a real, talking filibuster in any package of Senate rules reforms.
Between now and January 22, Senate leaders will meet to discuss whether senators will continue to be allowed to silently stall any nomination or legislation, or whether the public accountability of a real, talking filibuster will be required from now on.
During these meetings, the grassroots need a way to send a message about our frustration with unaccountable obstructionism directly to Senate leaders.
If we’re ever going to reinvest in America, hold Wall Street accountable, fight global climate change and reform our broken campaign finance laws, we need a Senate that works. At a bare minimum, that means senators must be required to publicly make their case for why they are blocking legislation to the American people.
As the climactic January 22 vote on filibuster reform approaches, no one can deliver your message about the need for a talking filibuster better than Sens. Merkley, Udall and Harkin. They can make it clear to the leaders of the Senate, and to all of their colleagues, that the grassroots have had enough of unaccountable obstruction.