TAKE ACTION: To Stop Senator Schumer’s Election Power Grab to Eliminate the 60 Vote Filibuster Cloture Rule
Senator Schumer pushes election power grab legislation by eliminating the 60 voter cloture (filibuster) rule.
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US Senator Chuck Schumer promised that if Republicans filibuster a voting rights bill supported by the entire Senate Democratic caucus, as they are expected to, he’ll schedule a vote on changes to the rules by January 17. See report.
All 50 Democrat senators voted on November 3, 2021 to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act which seeks to federalize elections and take control of voting regulations away from the states.
However, 60 votes are needed to pass this legislation. Which means Democrats need at least 10 Republicans to vote for the bill. Schumer is threatening to take a vote on rule changes which will do away with or restrict the filibuster rule for future votes.
If Democrats succeed with changing the filibuster rule their party will be able to pass the election power grab legislation and many other leftist proposals.
The filibuster rule keeps the Senate a consensus-driven body by requiring the majority to work with the minority and negotiate areas of agreement. Eliminating the filibuster as a negotiating tool makes the Senate no different than the House of Representatives. The filibuster is the safety provision that keeps extreme legislation from being enacted that favors some Americans while hurting others. The filibuster also helps to stabilize public policy by making it harder for the minority party to repeal legislation when it becomes the majority party.
Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send to encourage Senator Joe Manchin, Senator Kyrsten Sinema, other more moderate Democrat senators and Democrat senators who are up for reelection in 2022 to uphold the 60 vote cloture rule.
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