Jan 17, 2013
Today is a final big push to let Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and all our senators know that we need real reform to fix the Senate NOW.
Today, on Capitol Hill, activists from CWA, the United Auto Workers, Common Cause and other groups are delivering nearly 1 million petitions to Senators from their constituents, calling on those Senators to support an end to the silent filibuster and other reforms that will restore debate to the Senate. The petitions urge Senators to co-sponsor and support Senate Resolution 4, a package of real reforms that will enable the Senate to actually debate and discuss critical issues for all of us. Here's a fact sheet with details on exactly what Senate Resolution 4 will do.
Similar visits are underway to Senate offices in Maryland, Florida, Ohio, California and other states.
Also happening today, more than 36 groups, all part of the Fix the Senate Now Coalition, have contacted their members to generate tens of thousands of phone calls to Capitol Hill.
Check out CWA's online campaign running today on major publications, like The Huffington Post, and other sites, and sign the petition.
It's not too late: call your senators now at 1-877-795-7862, and urge them to co-sponsor Senate Resolution 4.
The Senate will take up rules reform when it returns to work next week.