*The “Great Forty Eight” senators who stood up for democracy protection and voting rights
*House Democrats who stayed true to American ideals
*Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi for all their efforts.
Stay focused. A battle was lost, the fight is not over. twitter.com/brianefallon/s…
There will be lots of time to be mad at Manchin/Sinema but we should also take time to be grateful to the 48 Dems - including Senate lifers like Leahy and Feinstein, red staters like Tester and in-cycle folks like Kelly - who did the right thing, and Schumer for forcing the issue
We are at a moment of reckoning in America. Too many in the Senate failed our democracy tonight. Others of us must now commit ourselves to the action that will strengthen and restore that democracy — or we risk losing it.
Defense of the filibuster instead of advancing voter protections both ignores a pernicious reality and is inconsistent with this generation’s responsibility to protect our democracy. Every senator - Republicans and Democrats - has a duty to protect the right to vote.
Bipartisanship is a tactic. It is not the ultimate goal.
MLK - “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” True, but it doesn’t bend on its own. It moves because people, through action, pull it towards justice. Ask yourself: What am I doing to bend the arc? Progress only comes through action. Get involved!
Dr. King delivered his "Give Us the Ballot" speech in May, 1957. Over sixty years later, we find ourselves in the middle of yet another battle for voting rights. If we truly want to honor his legacy, the Freedom to Vote: John Lewis Act must be passed into law.
Ohio Supreme Court strikes down congressional map drawn by Ohio Republicans. It’s clear Republicans underestimated the will of the people and the strength of the reforms—in the end democracy has prevailed. We will continue to be involved in the process as it continues.
Tennessee Republicans are advancing a congressional map that splits up Nashville and brazenly diminishes the voting power of communities of color. Pure political greed—a scheme to consolidate power. We’ll do all we can to prevent Republicans from silencing Nashville voters.
No need for more talk. Everything has been said. It’s time to vote on the voting rights legislation that will protect our democracy. twitter.com/BarackObama/st…
Ohio Supreme Court throws out gerrymandered maps. Orders that they be redrawn within 10 days. This is a victory for fairness and for the people of Ohio who amended the state’s constitution to ensure a non-political redistricting process. twitter.com/EricHolder/sta…
Every generation is ultimately called on to defend democracy. This is our time.
President Biden is right. All of us must decide to be on the side of protecting American democracy and not tie the nation to an arcane Senate procedure.
Every generation is ultimately called on to defend democracy. This is our time. Both voting rights bills must be passed. twitter.com/POTUS/status/1…
“[Republicans] want to put in place rules and mechanisms that will ensure that they keep power, even if they don’t retain popular support. They are basically signing off on a political apartheid system.” —@EricHolder bit.ly/3zGaf34
.@GovChrisSununu had the power to make an independent redistricting commission. He chose not to.
He doesn't want fair maps. He doesn't want what's best for Granite Staters. He will continue to do whatever he can to advance the right wing agenda of the @NHGOP. #NHPolitics twitter.com/KlandriganUL/s…
Elegant. Committed. Consequential.
Sidney Poitier was so much more than a movie star. At a different, difficult time he made progress possible. He was a catalyst for positive change.
He made us proud.
His was a life well led. To sir, with love. cnn.com/2022/01/07/ent…
There is a direct connection between the Big Lie, the January 6th insurrection and attempts to suppress the vote and subvert our electoral infrastructure
You are now either with those who do not believe in our system of government or you stand for America
It’s time to choose.
One year ago, we came close to losing our democracy
The coup attempt was sanctioned by politicians who decided the retention of power was more important than our democracy
Now, nothing is more urgent than passing the voting rights bills. Congress has an obligation- get it done
Time to restore the Senate and modify the filibuster so the voting rights bills can be passed. Our democracy is under attack and must be protected. Nothing is more important. twitter.com/JakeSherman/st…
The Virginia Redistricting Commission process needs to be modified. As we predicted, in its present form it’s doomed to fail due to inevitable partisan gridlock. It’s an exercise in futility. Look to others states that have Commissions that actually work. twitter.com/DemocracyDocke…