The current rules that govern the Senate are hurting our democracy.
Obscure rules like secret holds and filibusters allow individual Senators to hold the nation’s work hostage while cutting backroom deals. They give preference to the special interests that fund and further their careers.
In order for our legislative branch to once again become part of a functioning democracy, the Senate’s rules must be updated. A resolution has been introduced which would restore accountability to the Senate by:
- Eliminating the Filibuster on Motions to Proceed
- Eliminating Secret Holds
- Guaranteeing Consideration of Amendments from both Parties
- Requiring Continuing Debate to Maintain a Filibuster (Talking Filibuster)
- Expediting Nominations by Limiting Post-cloture Debate to Two Hours
Call your Senators now at 1-877-426-8013 and urge them to end the obstruction by co-sponsoring Senate Resolution 10.
The message is simple. All you have to say is:
Hi, my name is _________ and I’m from (city), (state). I want to ask the Senator to end the gridlock in Washington and Co-Sponsor Senate Resolution 10. Thank you.
Call your senators now and show them that their constituents are united in our desire to cut through the obstructionism and move our country forward.
The toll-free number is 1-877-426-8013.