67% of Americans support raising minimum wage to $15 hour but it can be filibustered by 41 GOP senators representing just 21% of country. This is why we need to abolish it
Abolish the filibuster
US Senate ridiculously undemocratic:

-split 50-50 but Dems represent 41 million more people

-15 states with 38 million people elect 30 GOP senators

-California with 40 million people elects 2 Dems motherjones.com/politics/2021/…
“The only way to reverse minority rule is through big structural reforms like abolishing Electoral College, eliminating filibuster, ending partisan gerrymandering, passing HR1/John Lewis Voting Rights Act & giving statehood to Washington DC & Puerto Rico” motherjones.com/politics/2021/…

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26 Feb
Republicans on Georgia’s Senate Ethics Committee just voted to repeal automatic voter registration, which 5 million of state’s 7.6 million voters used to register. More egregious voter suppression in Georgia
Georgia Senate Ethics Committee also voted to repeal no-excuse absentee voting, which 1.3 million people used in 2020, including 450,000 Republicans. Republicans trying to undo everything in state that makes it easy to vote ajc.com/politics/senat…
Press releases from Brad Raffensperger brag that Georgia has “gold standard" trifecta of automatic voter registration, early voting & no excuse absentee voting

Georgia Republicans have now passed bills through committees to repeal or restrict all 3 motherjones.com/politics/2021/… Image
Read 4 tweets
24 Feb
All across country Republicans weaponizing Trump’s lies to make it harder to vote. This is one of most disgusting things I’ve ever seen & underscores why Dems must urgently pass John Lewis Voting Rights Act & For the People Act to stop voter suppression motherjones.com/politics/2021/…
253 new voting restrictions introduced in 43 states so far this year finds @BrennanCenter

Dems can keep Jim Crow filibuster & allow GOP to pass explosion of Jim Crow 2.0 laws

Or they can eliminate filibuster & pass John Lewis Voting Rights Act & For the People Act
Voter suppression bills introduced by Georgia Republicans:

-ends Sunday voting when Black churches do Souls to Polls

-ends no excuse mail voting used by 1.3 million in 2020

-requires witness signature AND photocopy of ID for mail ballots

"Jim Crow with suit and tie"
Read 6 tweets
23 Feb
Georgia Senate Republicans just introduced sweeping new voter suppression bill that repeals no-excuse absentee voting & requires witness signature + photocopy of voter ID for mail ballots. This is really ugly
1.3 million Georgians voted by mail in 2020, including 450,000 Republicans, but under new GOP bill you can only vote by mail if out of town, disabled, over 65, religious holiday or can't get off work. This is extremely restrictive legis.ga.gov/api/legislatio…
The bill requires a witness signature for mail ballots, which only a dozen states mandate AND a photocopy of voter ID, which requires access to copier or printer. Ridiculous
Read 12 tweets
18 Feb
Georgia House Republicans just introduced a bill to ban early voting on Sundays prior to election, when Black churches do Souls to the Polls get out the vote drives
A 48-page voter suppression bill was released by GA House Republicans at 1:53 PM today before 3 pm hearing. Democracy dying in the dark
Here is the language eliminating Sunday voting (h/t @stphnfwlr)


Hearing happening now livestream.com/accounts/25225… ImageImage
Read 20 tweets
13 Feb
Shocking stat: 57 senators who voted to convict Trump represent 76.7 MILLION more Americans than 43 senators who voted to acquit
Senators voting to impeach represent 61.6% of Americans (202 million)

Senators voting to acquit represent 38.2% of Americans (125 million)

Via @atausanovitch Image
This just underscores how undemocratic US Senate is:

-split 50-50 but Dems represent 41 million more people

-15 states with 38 million people elect 30 GOP senators

-California with 40 million people elects 2 Dems motherjones.com/politics/2021/… Image
Read 6 tweets
13 Feb
Mitch McConnell refused to hold impeachment trial while Trump was in office & now says he’ll acquit because trial is unconstitutional since Trump no longer in office. Absolutely despicable
“No one has benefited more from minority rule—and done more to ensure it—than Mitch McConnell”

He helped incite the insurrection by refusing to recognize Biden's victory for 40 days & allowing the Big Lie to spread motherjones.com/politics/2021/…
McConnell spent weeks helping embolden Trump’s Big Lie

He didn't recognize Biden victory until Electoral College certified

During that time Trump spread a million crazy conspiracies about stolen election that ultimately led to insurrection at Capitol

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