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EVENT ADVISORY: The LIBRE Initiative Rallies to Call on Senator Cortez Masto to Stand By the Filibuster

EVENT ADVISORY: The LIBRE Initiative Rallies to Call on Senator Cortez Masto to Stand By the Filibuster

Las Vegas, NV – The LIBRE Initiative, and its sister organization, Americans For Prosperity, will host a rally outside Senator Cortez-Masto’s office this Friday to call on her to honor her constituents wishes and vote No on removing the filibuster.

See below for details

WHEN: Friday, January 14, 2022 at 11:30 AM PT

WHERE: Senator Cortez Masto’s office
333 S Las Vegas Blvd Suite 8016, Las Vegas, NV 89101

WHAT: Rally with LIBRE and AFP-NV activists calling on Sen. Cortez-Masto to vote NO on ending the filibuster

Background:

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has said that ending the filibuster is “on the table.” Such a move would unleash partisanship, usher in a revolving door of extreme policies, and have a destructive effect on our institutions.  

When we hear the term “filibuster,” ultimately what people are referring to is the rule in the U.S. Senate that requires 60 votes to end debate on most topics and move forward with a vote. This type of rule governing ending debate has been around for much of our Republic, and it enables Senators to continue debating a topic until 60 senators agree to move forward with a vote, though a simple majority is all that is needed to pass a bill. 

Last year, LIBRE and AFP held several events across the state with hundreds of Nevadans who were eager to take action in urging Senator Cortez-Masto. These events were reinforced by our mail, digital, and media campaign push to educate the community on the importance of our lawmakers to stand against ending the filibuster.

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