Petition statement to be delivered to Majority Leader Harry Reid, Majority Leader of United States Senate, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader of United States Senate, and The United States Senate

Fix The Filibuster, End Paralysis in the US Senate

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Fix The Filibuster, End Paralysis in the US Senate

To be delivered to Majority Leader Harry Reid, Majority Leader of United States Senate, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader of United States Senate, and The United States Senate

Petition Statement

Change Senate rules to require Senator's that filibuster to stand on the floor of the US Senate and speak continuously for the entire duration of the filibuster on the topic/legislative bill being filibustered. Require all sitting Senators of both parties to be present for the entire duration of the filibuster without exception.
There are currently 174 signatures. NEW goal - We need 200 signatures!

Petition Background

The use of the filibuster rule, as now being practiced in the US Senate is creating governmental paralysis at a time when The United States of America faces many challenges, the global Great Recession, rising oil/gas prices, environmental challenges, and educational decline. The American People MUST have a functioning government now more than ever and reforming the filibuster is one step towards fulfilling that need. The filibuster should not be eliminated as it protects the minority from a potentially oppressive majority, but it MUST be reformed.

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