Thursday, November 29, 2012

Filibuster Reform

English: Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell
Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
We can't let Minority Leader Senator Mitch “the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term President” McConnell bring our representative government to a halt for another four years, because he is unhappy with the nations pick of President.  We have had over 300 filibusters in the last 6 years, and if a bill is filibustered it requires 60 votes, not a majority of 51 to pass.  In America, its majority rule, not "supermajority" rule, sign the petition to reform the filibuster and make Mitch McConnell stand up and talk on the floor of the Senate if he wants to filibuster a bill. 

No Labels

For most of the Senate's history, filibusters were rare and they required members to stand up for hours on end to make their case.   Now, overuse of the filibuster is grinding the Senate to a halt . And senators don't even have to show up on the floor to explain themselves – just signaling their intent creates a so-called “virtual filibuster,” effectively stalling legislation.
Sign The No Labels petition to end "virtual filibusters".

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand:

Our next fight is to reform the filibuster so we can have a functioning Senate while also preserving minority rights. But we're going to need your help as well. Please join me, Senator Merkley & Senator Tom Udall as well as several other of my colleagues in signing on to our Reform The Filibuster petition to show our opponents that the American people are firmly behind us in this fight to reform the filibuster and get the Senate working again. 
Sign  Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Kobuchar, Tom Udall, Merkley, Tom Harkin and Jeanne Shaheen's petition to reform the filibuster.

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