All across America, Republican governors and state legislatures are, in essence, carrying out a slow-motion coup d’etat engineered to overturn democracy itself.
The party of Trump is doing this by passing blatantly anti-democratic laws that make it harder for people of color, residents of large cities, and others to vote and that allow Republican state legislatures to summarily overturn elections that don’t go their way.
To stop these racist, anti-democratic laws in state after state, Congress must pass the For the People Act (a.k.a. H.R.1 / S.1) and the John Lewis Voter Advancement Act.
And that will not happen until Democrats in the U.S. Senate unite to disarm Mitch McConnell by setting aside the Jim Crow relic known as the filibuster (which originated by accident and does not even appear in the Constitution).
Your colleagues in Texas just stood up for our democracy. For the sake of the country, you must set aside the filibuster and pass both the For the People Act (a.k.a. H.R.1 / S.1) and the John Lewis Voter Advancement Act. The very future of democracy in America is at stake.
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