For four years, Indivisibles fought back against Trump and his Republican enablers’ cruel agenda. But we know that Trump was just a symptom of a larger systemic problem designed to rig our democracy and capture and hold power for a small group of rich, white, (mostly) men. If we are going to remake our democracy into one that works for the people and achieve all of our progressive priorities—like affordable healthcare, a green new deal, and economic and racial justice—we need our Members of Congress to use the majority that we built to be Democracy Defenders.
Congressional Democracy Defenders will fight to pass our bold, structural Day One Democracy Agenda. This includes HR1 (the For the People Act), to get money out of politics, expand voting rights, combat corruption, secure our elections, and more; HR 51, to make DC the 51st state to bring balance to the Senate and make Congress more responsive to the needs of a diversifying electorate; and, in the Senate, eliminate the filibuster, an arcane “Jim Crow relic” that’s time has come.
February recess is coming up, which means it’s time to get loud. From February 13-February 21, members of Congress get a break from their work in Washington D.C. to spend time in their districts talking to constituents (that’s why it’s technically called a “district work period”).
So this Valentine’s Day, we have one ask for our Members of Congress: Will you be our Democracy Defenders?