Join Stand Up America in sending 1+ million texts to voters across the country about contacting their senator to build support for the For The People Act (H.R.1/S.1)! To safeguard our democracy, combat the wave of voter suppression bills being presented in legislatures across the country, and return power to the people in our elections, we must get the For the People Act passed. We can't get this passed without you, so join us for texting this week.
We will be texting progressives to answer their questions about the For the People act and let them know their senators are key votes and to demand they not let the filibuster stand in the way of passing the For The People Act.
Also see theMinuteman Indivisible home page for an updated list of current opportunities to send text messages about key issues to voters. Movement Labs, MoveOn, and Working Families all have campaigns running now.
Let President Biden know how much you care about passing the For the People Actto counter GOP voter suppression at the state level. Tell him that voting rights are fundamental to our democracy. Preserving the filibuster isn’t.
Share your letter with your local news outletlike this example. Letters to the editor get the attention of elected officials!
Eliminate the Filibuster; Don't Reform it!
On March 25th Georgia passed the harshest voter suppression laws we've seen since prior to the Voting Rights Act in 1965, with other states about to follow their lead. Abolishing the filibuster in the Senate is the only way to stop these laws and the other 250 similar bills in 42 other states. President Biden says that limiting voting rights is “un-American and sick!” but for Republicans, it's back to basics now that the VRA has been gutted by the SCOTUS and high voter turn-out means they cannot win by any other means.
Indivisibles, it’s our time to act now to end the filibuster because we won’t have a Democratic majority again if the filibuster remains in place. Our democracy’s survival depends on passing S1, HR4/S4 and HR51-DC Statehood and the GOP knows they will lose if this legislation passes. The GOP's use of the filibuster to shield the voter suppression tactics sweeping the country is further proof that the filibuster is not just a relic of Jim Crow - but actually a common Jim Crow tool. You can read more about that HERE.
Reforming (instead of eliminating) the filibuster is becoming the talk of DC but the options being discussed are not sufficient. Some of the most popular reforms are listed here but the best solution is to simply eliminate the filibuster. Why?
Reinstate the talking filibuster – Not good because it has no end date, the GOP can talk until they “fall over” per Senator Graham. The GOP gets all the ‘air time’ and forces the Dems to sit and listen, and all the Senate’s business can stop for months. A dream for McConnell to enlarge his legislative graveyard!
Carve-outs in the filibuster for democracy reform legislation – Great for S1, HR4/S4, but doesn't help with other priority legislation like DC statehood, climate change, healthcare, gun safety.
But if the filibuster is gone, then what happens if Republicans win back the Senate, you say? The harsh truth is if we don’t pass significant democracy reform in short order, Democrats could lose the Senate for a decade or longer!
To take action and learn more,CLICK HERE.Let’s keep pushing together to eliminate the filibuster because if you support democracy & voting rights then it’s the only way to accomplish this mission!
There is a competitive race in Texas’ 6th Congressional District and we may be able to turn this seat BLUE. Democrats in Texas are outnumbered by Republicans and they need all the help that they can get from activists in other states.
Why is this race important? The Democrats have only a very tiny margin of control in the House. The Republicans are organizing to re-take the House next year. If we can build the Democratic majority by a few seats in 2021, it will strengthen our position as we enter 2022.
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Minuteman Indivisible celebrates four years of RESISTANCE.
Sunday February 21, upwards of 30 people came together to reflect on all that members accomplished in the past four years and plan for the important work that needs to be done moving forward.
We discussed a wide range of issues and challenges and agreed to focus in three areas:
Voting rights, voter protection, and voter registration
Elections, with a focus on 2022 Senate and Congressional races at the national level
Key legislative issues, especially developing our relationship with Rep. Katherine Clark
In order to move forward in these key areas, several people stepped forward to organize meetings to address each one of those initiatives.
To facilitate our work, we encourage everyone to join the Minuteman Indivisible Slack Workgroup. Link to join.
Once you've joined the MI Slack Workgroup, join individual channels:
And any others you are interested in.
Use Relational Organizing to Support HR1 and HR51
Our Members of Congress support the democracy reforms of HR1 - For the People Act and HR51 - Statehood for DC. We need these robust reforms to target voter suppression, gerrymandering, money in politics and to gain full representation for all Americans! Without a functional democracy, we cannot achieve the many other progressive goals we would like to see.
Relational organizing means that if each of us uses our own personal contacts we might be able to promote these bills in other states! Please encourage all of your friends, family and contacts in other states to use this handyIndivisible toolto be connected to their Members of Congress!
So take a moment to reconnect with loved ones far away and save democracy at the same time!