Sign the petition to the U.S. Senate: Do everything you can to protect our freedom to vote

It’s time the Senate do everything it can urgently to protect our freedom to vote by passing national standards for voting through passing the Freedom to Vote Act (FTVA) and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (JLVRAA) – transformative legislation that sets national standards to increase access to the ballot box, neutralizes partisan and racial gerrymandering, protects our elections from interference, increases transparency in campaign finance to prevent dark money from buying our politicians, and more.

Unfortunately, they’re both being stopped by the filibuster. If the Senate won’t eliminate the archaic filibuster, then it must carve out an exception for the most important thing of all – our democracy

The Senate made just such a carve-out of the filibuster just last October when we faced an economic crisis on the debt ceiling. When it became clear that Senate Democrats were engaged in a serious conversation about Senate rules reform, meaning filibuster elimination and the end to minority rule, Sen. McConnell agreed to helped negotiate a filibuster carve-out for the debt limit.

The debt ceiling was worth a filibuster carve out. All Democratic senators supported that and made it clear there are exceptions to an archaic rule that blocks vital legislation. They must now do the same for voting rights. We are so close to passing legislation that will protect our freedoms.

Sign the petition to the U.S. Senate: Our democracy requires the same measures of importance as our economy – carve out the filibuster to protect our vote!

Participating Organizations:
20/20 Vision DC
American Family Voices
American Friends Service Committee
Blue Amp Action
Blue Wave Postcard Movement
Broward for Progress
California Clean Money Action Fund
CCAN Action Fund
Civic Action
Civic Shout
Clean Elections Texas
Climate Hawks Vote
Coalition on Human Needs
Daily Kos
Demand Progress
Democracy For America
Faith in Public Life Action
Fix Our Senate
Free Speech For People
Hip Hop Caucus
The Juggernaut Project
Lede Progress
Moms Fed Up
OD Action
Progress America
Progressive Democrats of America
Progressive Reform Network
Voter Action Project