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OFFICIAL FIX THE SENATE LETTERS TO CONGRESS

Letter to Senate leadership (Fix the Senate), April 24, 2013

Letter to Sen. Chuck Schumer (Fix the Senate), January 17, 2013

Fix the Senate Coalition letter urging co-sponsorship of Senate Resolution 4 (Fix the Senate), January 10, 2013

Official coalition letter to Democratic Senate leadership (Fix the Senate), January 2, 2013 (Reiteration Letter)

Letter to California Sens. Boxer, Feinstein (Fix the Senate), December 27, 2012

Official coalition letter to Democratic Senate leadership (Fix the Senate), December 17, 2012 

 

PRESS RELEASES

Press Release: “A Functional Senate Cannot Be an Occasional Principle” – Senate Dems Must Re-Open Rules Reform, (Fix the Senate Now), October 31, 2013

Press Release: Fix the Senate Now Coalition Thanks Senator Harry Reid for Delivering Important Step Forward for U.S. Senate, (Fix the Senate Now), July 19, 2013

Press Release: Fix the Senate Now Coalition Thanks Senator Tom Harkin for Delivering Important Step Forward for U.S. Senate, (Fix the Senate Now), July 19, 2013

Press Release: Fix the Senate Now Coalition Thanks Senator Jeff Merkley for Delivering Important Step Forward for U.S. Senate, (Fix the Senate Now), July 19, 2013

Press Release: Fix the Senate Now Coalition Thanks Senator Tom Udall for Delivering Important Step Forward for U.S. Senate, (Fix the Senate Now), July 19, 2013

Press Release: Today’s Deal an Important First Step toward Returning the Senate to Basic Functionality, (Fix the Senate Now), July 16, 2013

Editorial Board Memo: Why We Still Need U.S. Senate Rules Reform, (Fix the Senate Now), April 26, 2013

Press Release: Hagel Filibuster a Reminder of Missed Senate Rules Reform Opportunity & Need for Revisit, (Fix the Senate Now), February 15, 2013

Press Release: Now It’s Official: Leaders Offer More Reaction to Senate’s Missed Opportunity for Real Change, (Fix the Senate Now), January 25, 2013

Press Release: Another Missed Opportunity to Deliver Meaningful Change to U.S. Senate, (Fix the Senate Now), January 24, 2013

Press Release: Senate Should Pursue Most Effectual Reforms Possible, (Fix the Senate Now), January 23, 2013

Press Release: American People to U.S. Senate: Move Forward on Real Rules Reform. (Fix the Senate Now), January 17, 2013

Press Release: Fix the Senate Now Confident that Sen. Reid & Democrats Will Stand Firm on Real Reform, (Fix the Senate Now), January 3, 2013

Press Release: Week of Action and Look Forward, (Fix the Senate Now), December 21, 2012

Press Release: BlueGreen Alliance Urges Action on Filibuster Reform, (BlueGreen Alliance), December 18, 2012

Press Release: Momentum Builds on Behalf of Real Senate Rules Reform, (Fix the Senate Now), December 17, 2012

Press Release: Nearly 50 Organizations Call for U.S. Senate Rules Reform Package to Include Talking Filibuster, Other Specific Provisions, (Fix the Senate Now), December 17, 2012

Press Release: Sen. Boxer Stands Up For Senate Rules Reform, (Fix the Senate Now), December 12, 2012

Press Release: What Real Senate Reform Looks Like, (Fix the Senate Now), December 10, 2012

Press Release: ICYMI: Momentum Keeps Building for U.S. Senate Rules Reform, (Fix the Senate Now), December 10, 2012

Press Release: Sen. McConnell’s “Self-Filibuster” Generates Momentum for Senate Rules Reform, (Fix the Senate Now), December 7, 2012

Press Release: ICYMI: Brennan Center Demonstrates that U.S. Senate Has History of Using “Constitutional Option” for Rules Changes, (Fix the Senate Now), December 7, 2012

Press Release: Why Do We Need Senate Rules Reform? Look at Our Judiciary, (Fix the Senate Now), December 7, 2012

Press Release: Support Builds for U.S. Senate Rules Reform, (Fix the Senate Now), November 29, 2012

Press Release: Why the U.S. Should Pursue Rules Reform, (Fix the Senate Now), November 29, 2012

Press Release: Coalition Launches to Support U.S. Senate Rules Reform (CWA), November 28, 2012

Press Release: Senate Rules Reform Back in News – For Good Reason (CWA), July 20, 2012

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Fix the Senate Coalition letter urging co-sponsorship of Senate Resolution 4, January 10, 2013

Senate Resolution 4 Factsheet, (Sens. Tom Udall, Merkley, Harkin), January 7, 2013

Senate Resolution 4, January 4, 2013

Senate Resolution 6, January 4, 2013

Official coalition letter to Democratic Senate leadership (Fix the Senate), January 2, 2013 (Reiteration Letter)

Letter to California Sens. Boxer, Feinstein (Fix the Senate), December 27, 2012

Official coalition letter to Democratic Senate leadership (Fix the Senate), December 17, 2012 

Constitutional Scholars: It's possible to change the Senate rules, December 12, 2012

A short history of the "Constitutional Option" (The Brennan Center), December 6, 2012

Using the "Constitutional Option" To Implement Senate Rules Reform (The Brennan Center), November 28, 2012

 

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NEWS

Harry Reid Set to go Nuclear, Washington Post, November 19, 2013

Why does the GOP have a problem with these people?, Huffington Post, November 13, 2013

Senate Republicans block two Obama nominations, Columbia Daily Herald, November 5, 2013

Mel Watt's Confirmation and the Senate at a New Low, Huffington Post, November 4, 2013

Senate deal averts nuclear option, Politico, July 16, 2013

Senate Republicans totally boycott judicial nominee process, Daily Kos, April 30, 2013

On filibuster, It’s Past Time to End 'False Equivalence,' Brennan Center for Justice blog, April 23, 2013

Merkley Wants Reid to Push Further on Filibuster Overhaul, Roll Call, January 15, 2013

Filibuster Reform: Union Launches Advertising Campaign Against Silent Filibuster, Huffington Post, January 15, 2013

Senate Filibuster Reform Threatened By Fiscal Cliff Gridlock, Huffington Post, December 18, 2012

Senate filibuster reform closing in on majority, Huffington Post, December 17, 2012

A New Chance for the Senate, The New York Times, (Opinions), November 12, 2012

Prospects brighten for filibuster reform, Washington Post (Opinions), October 31, 2012

Why filibuster reform is a bipartisan goal, The Hill, October 3, 2012

It's the filibuster, stupid, Washington Post, September 27, 2012

Inouye: Senate Needs to Change Behavior, or Rules, Civil Beat (Honolulu), August 21, 2012

Reforming the Senate without a vote? My (double) take, Washington Monthly, August 21, 2012

Filibuster castrates majority rule, violates Constitution, Daily Kos (Prose and Thorn), August 21, 2012

How to reform the filibuster without taking a vote, Washington Post (Wonkblog), August 20, 2012

A Congressional Insider On Why The U.S. Political System Is Broke, TIME, August 13, 2012

How the House's former referee would fix Congress, Washington Post (Wonkblog), August 9, 2012

Reform is not enough: The federal government needs a complete makeover, The Atlantic, August 3, 2012

Obradovich: Filibuster reform needs to be agenda #1, DesMoinesRegister.com (IA), July 26, 2012

Snowe pleads for end to Senate "dysfunction", Kennebec Journal (ME), July 25, 2012

McConnell's Own Words on Senate Gridlock, Roll Call, July 25, 2012

Editorial: Filibuster reform is overdue, The Gazette (IA), July 24, 2012

Would reforming the filibuster really end gridlock?, Washington Post, July 20, 2012

Harry Reid Ready to Alter Filibuster Rules, Roll Call, July 23, 2012

Filibuster reform: Reid wants to end Senate obstruction, Las Vegas Review-Journal, July 22, 2012

The US Senate is Antiquated and Undemocratic—and the Filibuster Makes it Worse, Alternet, July 21, 2012

Mitch McConnell Blows Up at Harry Reid over Filibuster Rules, Politico, July 18, 2012

Harry Reid Holds His Ground on Nixing Senate Filibuster Rules, Huffington Post, July 18, 2012

Harry Reid Promises Filibuster Reform if Democrats Win the Election, Washington Post, July 17, 2012

 

VIDEOS

The Ed Show: Obstruction Busting (December 4, 2012)

Melissa Harris-Perry: Filibusted (December 2, 2012)

Up with Chris Hayes: Interview with Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., (December 1, 2012)

The Ed Show: Senate Obstructionism (August 10, 2012)

Morning Joe: Sen. Snowe on how Senate procedures are blocking progress (July 24, 2012)