Progressives push Senate Democrats to nix filibuster ahead of voting rights fight

Now that Senate Democrats have missed their self-drawn August deadline for advancing voting rights reform, a coalition of more than 100 progressive groups are redoubling a campaign to pressure the party to eliminate the filibuster when the legislative body returns to work in September. “Fix Our Senate” leads the advocacy groups for lowering the requirement to end debate in the Senate from 60 votes to 51.  They argue that, if this is not done, Democrats will miss their chance to protect voting rights in time for the 2022 midterm elections.

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