Client: Demos

End the Filibuster

In short, the filibuster is a procedural tool that senators use to delay or block action on a bill they do not like. Under the rules of a democracy, the support of a majority, or 50 percent plus 1, is enough to win. These are also the ostensible rules of our Senate: when a bill comes to a vote, 51 senators voting together in support of the bill means it should pass.

End the Filibuster: How a Relic of Jim Crow Could Block Our Progressive Agenda is a report done in partnership with Just Democracy and Truth & Conciliation.