A minimum wage law
· Gun control laws (ban assault weapons)
· A jobs bill with infrastructure
· The American Dream Act
· The Voting Rights Act.
WHEN DO WE WANT IT? NOW We will never get any of this unless we rid Congress of the filibuster, something I have been against UNTIL NOW. It is the only way. Anything less is nothing. Then, we get as many laws enacted as quickly as we can. Yes, we risk a Republican “scorched earth” policy should they return to power, but do we anything less right now?Once in place, these newly enacted laws would be hard to overturn.
Can you see the GOP overturning a very popular federal minimum wage?
Dreamers would finally be citizens. Would the GOP take that away?
How well would that stand up to the will of the people? All of these initiatives are extremely popular. Republicans could reverse them if they regain control but the truth is that many GOP Senators support such ideas yet appear unwilling to go against the party.It means majority vote would rule. What a concept. Constitutional democracy is based upon majority rule. It means those who support this agenda have to work very hard to maintain the majority. Strong candidates. Money. Well thought out policies. Grass roots. Voting rights so that every voice is counted.What do we want? A functioning democracy. When do we want it? TODAY. Call your Representative in the House and both Senators and demand that they abandon the filibuster. Nothing short of that will do.