Thanks to you and millions of Americans, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) stands steadfast in her support for the filibuster. But your continued grassroots action must continue, or she could be coaxed into opposing the filibuster by the Senate leaders--with threats of primary challengers and promises of pork barrel projects in her state. That's how Washington works, sadly. If you are an Arizona resident, calling her office in support of her keeping the filibuster at 202-224-4521
"Sinema described the filibuster as "a tool that protects the democracy of our nation rather than allowing our country to ricochet wildly every two to four years back and forth between policies."
"The idea of the filibuster was created ... to create comity and to encourage senators to find bipartisanship and work together," she said. The congresswoman said that "when you have a system that's not working effectively — and I would think that most would agree that the Senate's not a particularly well-oiled machine, right? The way to fix that is to change your behavior, not to eliminate the rules or change the rules, but to change your behavior."