Even though Democrats hold a tie-breaking majority in the Senate, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans are able to exercise a minority veto in the U.S. Senate to block every single piece of legislation Democrats attempt to pass - including codifying Roe v Wade into law.
The filibuster is an archaic rule that doesn’t exist in the Constitution or in state governments, and it allows just 41 Senators, who could actually only represent as few as 11.1% of Americans, to block anything.
It is unbelievable and, frankly, unacceptable that anyone in the Democratic Party is willing to allow a minority of Republicans to wield so much power when there is so much at stake.
Senate Democrats need to stand firm and must unequivocally support making an exception to the filibuster for abortion rights.
Sign Democracy for America's petition and tell Senate Democrats to do everything they can to make an exception to the filibuster in this critical moment now.