Building a democracy that works for the people starts with D.C. statehood. Senate Bill 51 would make Washington D.C. a state, providing representation to the 700,000 people living in a city that pays more in federal taxes than 22 states. This blog explains why Senate Bill 51 (D.C. Statehood) is so important.
Democrats may use a process called budget reconciliation to pass the $1.9 trillion Covid Relief Package. This blog explains budget reconciliation and how it can be used to by-pass the threat of a filibuster to pass legislation.
Biden/Harris sworn in!
Contents include: The Sordid History of the Filibuster; Protecting Democracy - the John Lewis Voting Rights Act; Calls to Action: No Unity without Accountability; Events and updates about state and local politics
Because of the filibuster, a Senate minority party can block bills from ever coming to a vote. How did this come about without any constitutional basis or the approval of the American public? This explainer and its companion document explain what the filibuster is, how it came about, and how its history is tied to the history of white supremacy in our country.
Do you ever find yourself frustrated when discussing issues with a politician or someone who is using the conservative talking points of the day? Likely, you are frustrated because you are arguing in the face of a logical fallacy, which is an insidious flaw in reasoning. Logical fallacies are like tricks or illusions of thought, and they're often sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people. Don't let yourself be fooled! Read our logical fallacy blogs and learn to spot the tricks!