FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, May 28, 2021
Today, following a partisan filibuster of the bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6th insurrection, Stand Up America Founder & President Sean Eldridge released the following statement:
“Today’s filibuster of the bipartisan January 6th commission—orchestrated by the Senate’s partisan Republican minority—is proof that we can’t protect our democracy with the filibuster intact.
“Some of the same senators who helped incite a violent insurrection in our nation’s capitol—like Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz—were able to block a bipartisan investigation into that same insurrection.
“If this bipartisan commission can’t even make it past the filibuster, then without reform there’s no hope for accomplishing anything else the American people need Congress to get done, including protecting voting rights, addressing climate change, or raising the minimum wage.
“Enough with the gridlock. Senate Democrats must abolish the filibuster so that they can govern. That’s what Americans sent them there to do.”
So far this year, Stand Up America members have made nearly 37,000 constituent calls and sent over 48,000 emails demanding senators not let the filibuster stand in the way of passing the For the People Act, the Voting Rights Act, and progress for the American people.
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About Stand Up America
Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with over two million community members across the country. Focused on grassroots advocacy to stand up to corruption and voter suppression and build a more representative democracy, Stand Up America has driven over 1.4 million calls to lawmakers, registered tens of thousands of voters, mobilized thousands of protestors, and contacted tens of millions of voters.