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Sideline the Filibuster and Protect Voting Rights

The AFL-CIO is asking everyone to sign a petition to protect our democracy

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by AFL-CIO on
Jan 11, 2022

Our democracy is under attack. The Senate must sideline the filibuster and make sure everyone can vote. Sign the petition: Sideline the filibuster and protect our right to vote.

It shouldn’t be hard to make laws to help people—especially now, when so many Americans are struggling. It should be a simple 50-vote majority, but that’s not possible with a filibuster on the table. So laws aren’t getting passed and people don’t get help.

Is this democracy?

Nineteen state legislatures have passed laws that make it harder to vote. Laws that make voting by mail more difficult, shorten early voting and reduce the number of polling places. Laws targeting voters of color and voters with disabilities.

Is this democracy?

Our democracy is under threat, and the U.S. Senate must take action to protect it.

There are two bills in the Senate that expand voting rights: the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the Freedom to Vote Act. They haven’t passed yet because of the filibuster.

So tell your senators: Sideline the filibuster. Pass voting rights legislation.

Our democracy depends on it.

In solidarity,

Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

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