top of page

Deadline for Democracy: The Time to Act is NOW!

Our democratic system is rigged, and we need to push our Democratic Senators to take action If we are going to remake our democracy into one that works for the people and achieves all of our progressive priorities —we need our members of Congress to use the majority that we built to defend our democracy. THIS IS OUR MOMENT: LET'S SEIZE IT! Senate Majority Leader Schumer announced that he will be bringing S. 1, the For The People Act, to the floor in the last week of June. We need to do everything we can to make sure it passes, including eliminating the filibuster. Call your Senators now and demand they vote YES on S. 1, the For the People Act, and not let the filibuster get in the way of passage. We know that we've been sharing information with you about H.R./S. 1 and ending the filibuster for months, but as we close in on six months of the Biden administration and our narrow control of Congress, it's now apparent that Indivisible activists need to step up NOW and take action to let our Senators know that we support them doing whatever it takes to pass this popular legislation. Passing S.1 is essential to defending our democracy and to stopping the wave of Republican voter suppression happening in many states across the country in service of Trump’s Big Lie. The stakes are clear: this is our best shot to pass democracy reform and we need to keep the urgency and pressure up. If we don't pass the For the People Act before the August recess, we will not get another shot this Congress.

Without a functional democracy in which everyone is included and represented, we can’t achieve any of our other progressive goals. All the issues we care about deeply: health care, immigration, ending wars, racial justice, climate change, voting rights —fixing these things requires a democracy that is responsive to the people, not the powerful and wealthy. And last week's vote on the January 6th commission has brought the need to end the filibuster to a head. We are calling on our Senators to end -- not merely reform -- the filibuster in order to get this done.

We have the opportunity to fundamentally change our democracy for the better. So get on the phone and call your Senators to demand they support S. 1 . Our Senators (Durbin and Duckworth) support it, we need to "stiffen their spines" to push it through. Additionally, S. 1 must be passed quickly -- Democratic Senators cannot let the filibuster get in the way.

  • Senator Duckworth | DC: 202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506 | Email Sen. Duckworth or call another office

  • Senator Durbin | DC: 202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952 | Email Sen. Durbin or call another office

Suggested Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP CODE] with Indivisible Chicago. I’m calling Senator [SENATOR NAME] to urge them to vote YES on S. 1, the For the People Act, and ensure the bill is marked up quickly and brought to the floor for a vote. Senate Democrats must ensure this bill is passed and not let the filibuster get in the way. Our democracy is rigged and we need the bold reforms in S. 1 to build a fair, more equitable democracy for all. Will [SENATOR NAME] support and move swiftly on S. 1? Our democracy depends on it.

Next steps:

Contact your senators, write letters to the editor, get informed on #ForThePeopleAct via national Indivisible's For The People Project and social media tools from Demcast that you can easily share online.
Talk to friends and family and make sure they are taking action, too!

33 views0 comments


bottom of page