Warning that the Republican Party’s attacks on voting rights have ushered in a “perilous new moment for our democracy,” the People’s Parity Project joined a coalition of more than 100 progressive advocacy groups to demand that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and his Democratic caucus immediately abolish the legislative filibuster.
“[W]e are witnessing the ‘greatest contraction of voting rights since the end of Reconstruction and the beginning of Jim Crow,’ as Republican legislatures across America attack voting rights and play partisan games with their election laws. Passing S.1, the For the People Act, is essential in light of these attacks on Americans’ fundamental voting and civil rights. Yet Senate Minority Leader McConnell has called blocking the For the People Act his ‘top priority’ and is committed to using the filibuster as a weapon to keep our democracy rigged,” the letter read. “We cannot allow the filibuster to stand in the way of progress or imperil the health of our democracy.”