But they can change all that, starting in 2011.
Please call now and tell your Senators that you want reform of the filibuster rules. The toll-free number to connect to the Capitol Hill switchboard is 1-877-426-8013.
While many people associate the filibuster with the movie “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” today’s reality is extremely different. The unprecedented use of the filibuster and holds, often done in secret and out of the view of the American people, is a disservice to our democracy.
Filibuster reform has the potential to promote better legislation, less partisan gridlock and greater transparency and accountability.
The new year offers a fresh chance for the Senate to change its rules and fix the filibuster once and for all.
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