Stories tagged: "filibuster"


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Activists Want to See Sinema Fight to Include Civilian Climate Corps Funding in Budget

Chapters of the Sunrise Movement rallied across the country earlier this month to drum up support for the Civilian Climate Corps

Rev. Jesse Jackson (C), listens during a sit-in demonstration outside the office of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) on July 26, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Pressure to End the Filibuster Is Mounting for Kyrsten Sinema as 39 Protesters Arrested During Phoenix Sit-In

Police arrested 39 protestors outside Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s office on Monday as they called on the senator to support ending the filibuster

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‘Truly a Sad Day’: Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Voter Suppression Laws

The conservative-controlled US Supreme Court upheld Arizona’s laws restricting third-party ballot collection and out-of-precinct voting.

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‘Central to Our Identity’: Why These Arizona Faith Leaders Plan to Continue Fighting for Voting Rights

Faith leaders across Arizona have spoken out in recent months about protecting voting rights and expanding access to the ballot box as a Christian issue, not a partisan one.

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10 Activists Arrested After Protesting Outside Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s Office to End Filibuster

Activists said they were protesting the filibuster because it was holding up immigration reform, universal healthcare, and voting rights protections.

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Arizonans Cite Obstruction, Racist History as Reasons They Want the Filibuster Gone

Rally attendees said there's specific legislation they would like to see become law but feel don’t have a chance unless the filibuster is removed.

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Filibuster FAQs: What Is This Senate Procedure and Why Does It Matter for You?

While it’s easy to tune out all the political noise, the future of this Senate procedure does directly affect you and your family.