Every one of these laws was stopped dead by the filibuster

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Elizabeth Warren sent out this email (bolding mine):

Laffy --

What did the filibuster cost in the past two years?

  • We had a majority to vote for three jobs bills.
  • We had a majority to vote for the DREAM Act.
  • We had a majority to vote for campaign finance reform.
  • We had a majority to vote for equal pay for equal work.

Every one of these laws was stopped dead by the filibuster.

Hard-working families are fed up -- and the Republicans know it. That's why they're pushing hard to stop filibuster reform in its tracks.

We can't give in. Join me, Senators Jeff Merkley and Tom Udall, the Daily Kos community, and thousands of your fellow citizens in standing up for real reform of the filibuster one more time.

Let's be clear: The reforms don't eliminate the filibuster. Instead, they just make it necessary for someone to stand and talk through their objections -- out in plain view for everyone to see.

The reforms are about making the filibuster an extraordinary measure rather than a routine no-business-gets-done.

We need to put an end to the aggressive obstruction that has paralyzed the Senate. If someone objects to a bill or a nomination in the United States Senate, they should have to stand on the floor of the chamber and defend their opposition.

Nobody gets elected to the Senate to go down there and play politics. We're here to do the people's business.

Show your support for filibuster reform one more time before our first vote next week.

Thank you for being a part of this,

Elizabeth

chart filibuster via Ezra Klein 2012

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