January 22, 2013

Jobs With Justice

Let’s Get Going & Fix the Senate

In the coming days, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a series of proposals to reform its own rules in an effort to prevent gridlock and ensure that our elected leaders are held accountable to actually casting votes on critical issues.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is reportedly prepared to use the constitutional option to enact reform.

Help us seize the moment by placing a quick call to your Senators to sponsor SR 4. Just click here for talking points and phone numbers.

We’ve joined a broad network of progressive and labor partners to push for real reform through the Fix the Senate coalition. Vermont Workers’ Center  and Rhode Island Jobs with Justice are mobilizing their members to demonstrate community support for this critical issue.

The need for reform is long overdue. As our Executive Director Sarita Gupta  explains in a statement released yesterday:

“Finally we have the chance for the Senate to update its rules, make the legislative process more transparent, and help move our country forward. The current Senate filibuster rules allow just a handful of senators to railroad legislation – exactly what happened with the Employee Free Choice Act, the DREAM Act, and many other measures that would usher in progress for working families. I urge the Senate to vote for SR 4 as a key step in helping restoring the public’s confidence and trust in government.”

It’s now or never! Help us push for comprehensive reform. Make your call today!


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