Heather Cox Richardson’s news of the day: March 25, 2021…

Summary: Click here to send a letter to both of your senators:
- https://actionnetwork.org/letters/tell-your-senators-pass-the-for-the-people-act

Details:

History will remember only one story from today — was the filibuster deleted/reformed to preserve democracy? Or not?

That’s more important than COVID, immigration, the economy, etc.

We NEED HR1/S1, the “For the People Act”, to protect voting rights, end partisan gerrymandering, and keep dark money out of elections. It already passed the House, but the Senate plans to block it by threatening to filibuster.

So, we need to delete, or at least reform, the filibuster. Biden supports doing so. You should too.

Otherwise, Republican politicians will continue to find ways to suppress the vote. They’re trying to do that in every state they currently control. To keep from being voted out of office by the general population that has come to disagree with them. And by people who never bothered to vote before, but are now motivated to change things for the better.

The Republican politicians are scared by 2 things that happened in Georgia recently:
1. Biden beat Trump
2. Democrats Ossoff and Warnock beat Republicans in Senate races

Georgia, which has been a “safely red” state for years, suddenly went blue. Now they’re worried that they’ll get voted out too.

Voter suppression laws like the new one in GA don’t make sense:
- Fewer polling places to make lines longer to vote
- Shorter hours for voting
- Illegal to give food or water to people waiting in line
- Restrictions on mail-in and absentee voting
- Stripping power from state officials who refused Trump’s demand to
overthrow the 2020 election

Support the “For the People Act”, even if it requires deleting or reforming the filibuster. Here’s a link that makes it really easy to automatically email both of your senators about it:
- https://actionnetwork.org/letters/tell-your-senators-pass-the-for-the-people-act

Or call, or write a letter. Here’s contact info for your senators, regardless of where you live:
- https://www.senate.gov/senators/senators-contact.htm

For more info, see Heather Cox Richardson’s full article here:
- https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/march-25-2021

— Fred

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