Get rid of the filibuster


To the editor:

We understand President Biden is busy. Among foreign policy crises, infrastructure and the COVID-19 pandemic, he has a lot on his hands.

But I can’t help think about how his support for abolishing the filibuster in the U.S. Senate could help him enact his agenda on all fronts. Most importantly, it could help Biden protect Americans’ freedom to vote in the face of relentless attacks on our democracy.

We need Congress to pass comprehensive voting rights reform, and we need Biden to step up and put pressure on the Senate to do so by publicly supporting an end to the filibuster. Biden’s stated support for voting rights reform simply isn’t enough.

President Biden, for the sake of my right to vote — and the progressive agenda we elected you to enact — urge the Senate to abolish the filibuster.

Victoria Dolan

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Victoria Dolan,