The Protecting Our Democracy Act is about ensuring that no President is above the law and that the checks and balances in our political system will endure. If Republicans refuse to support this common-sense legislation, as they have opposed other democracy legislation, then Senate Democrats must reform the filibuster to pass the Protecting Our Democracy Act. Lawmakers cannot squander the window they have right now to act and prevent future presidents of any party from abusing the power of the presidency.
This is an historic opportunity to pass national standards for voting access and push back against the wave of Republican voter suppression across the country. Now, with a compromise bill ready to be passed, the filibuster is the only thing standing in our way. It’s time for our senators to put Americans’ freedom to vote ahead of the Jim Crow filibuster.
Stand Up America, Rep. Mondaire Jones, Texas State Rep. Jasmine Crockett & MOVE Texas Tell Biden, Senate: End the Filibuster and Pass Voting Rights & Court Expansion Legislation
This morning, Stand Up America held a press call with Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY), Texas State Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-100), MOVE Texas Communications Director Charlie Bonner, and Stand Up America President & Founder Sean Eldridge to discuss the need for lawmakers—from the Oval Office to the Senate—to support an end to the filibuster and urgently pass the For The People Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and Rep. Jones’ very own Judiciary Act.