Leadership matters

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"Senators Jeff Merkley and Tom Udall: Thank you for showing real leadership in the fight to fix the filibuster."
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Dear Friend,

Yesterday, as we faced our only chance until 2015 to fix the filibuster, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid didn't act boldly. Instead, he consigned the Senate to two more years of gridlock.

Rather than pushing for real reform, Sen. Reid agreed to a compromised bait-and-switch deal that he and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell may call "filibuster reform," but which we know will do next to nothing to actually fix the filibuster.

This is now the second time in a row Sen. Reid has sold out his fellow Democrats by striking a bad deal with Sen. McConnell instead of pushing for strong filibuster reform.

Still, this time around there was noticeably more momentum behind filibuster reform, and significantly more buy-in from the Senate Democratic caucus about the need for real reform. But it would not have been possible without the work of Senators Jeff Merkley and Tom Udall.

Thank Sens. Jeff Merkley and Tom Udall for showing real leadership in the fight to fix the filibuster. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

Let's be crystal clear about one thing: Sen. Reid could have secured the votes to pass a stronger measure had he led the way.

That's partially due to the strong support from CREDO members like you who collectively signed over 212,000 petitions and reported making over 14,600 calls to the Senate. In addition to that pressure, dozens of CREDO members met with Senate staffers in 10 constituent meetings we organized on this issue.

But it's also due in no small part to the great allies we had in Sens. Merkley and Udall. They showed tremendous leadership in educating their fellow senators and the public about the need to fix the Senate, and offering concrete proposals to do so.

Thank Sens. Jeff Merkley and Tom Udall for showing real leadership in the fight to fix the filibuster. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

It was George W. Bush who said, "Fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again."

It looks like Sen. Reid got fooled again. But sadly it is the American people who are going to pay the price, so we must recommit ourselves to continuing this fight.

Your activism matters. So does leadership inside the Senate. That's why it's so important to make sure Sens. Merkley and Udall know that we support them fighting for real filibuster reform.

Thank Sens. Jeff Merkley and Tom Udall for showing real leadership in the fight to fix the filibuster. Click the link below to automatically sign the petition:

http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=6995759&p=filibuster_thanks&id=53841-3362360-T5h8ynx&t=5

Matt Lockshin, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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