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Senate Holdouts Must Follow Biden’s Lead on Reforming the Filibuster to Pass Voting Rights Legislation

JANUARY 11, 2022

Anushka Sarkar, Stand Up America, [email protected]

SUA’s Sean Eldridge: “This is a legacy moment for every member of the Senate.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sean Eldridge, President & Founder of Stand Up America, issued the following statement after President Biden and Vice President Harris delivered their strongest case yet for reforming the Senate filibuster to pass critical voting rights legislation in Atlanta, Georgia.

“Today, President Biden and Vice President Harris traveled to the cradle of the civil rights movement to throw their full weight behind the effort to pass voting rights legislation in the United States Senate. It’s clear now that the only thing standing in the way of protecting the freedom to vote is a dwindling number of senators clinging to a procedural rule used by Republicans to deprive Americans of their constitutional rights. 
“If President Biden, a 36-year veteran of the Senate, can come around to reforming the filibuster, then every senator can. With a vote on rules changes expected in the coming days, this is a legacy moment for every member of the Senate. The time has come to put our democracy and the freedom to vote ahead of the Jim Crow filibuster.”

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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 1.6 million calls to lawmakers, registered tens of thousands of voters, mobilized thousands of protestors, and contacted tens of millions of voters.