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They think you don’t care

Here's how it went down:

54 votes in favor.

35 votes against.

*The nays have it.

What?! How does that make any sense?

It doesn't. In a democracy, whoever gets the most votes should win.

Especially when those 54 votes in favor represent nearly twice as many people as the votes against.


That was the vote, by the way, on the bipartisan commission to investigate the causes and consequences of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

Hundreds of armed people stormed the House and Senate to stop the peaceful transfer of power. I simply cannot understand why this wasn't a unanimous vote. Why would any U.S. Senator deny the American people (or themselves) the facts about what happened?

The privileged and the powerful think that you don't care. The filibuster is a racist relic of a Jim Crow era that's used today to stop progress on critical progressive priorities.

The privileged and the powerful only understand one language—the language of money. And while they'll always have more of it than the rest of us; we can fight back through grassroots power.

I'm asking you to stand up and be heard by pitching in $3 right now. At the end of this month, we'll be reporting how many donors we have so far this year—and I want to be able to report that tens of thousands of grassroots supporters are fighting by our side.



Posted on June 4, 2021.

Born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, Jeff Merkley has never lost touch with his working class roots.

As a U.S. Senator, he works every day to create opportunity for working families, stop the corruption of our democracy, and tackle the climate crisis.

A workhorse and a progressive champion, Jeff Merkley is leading a movement to get our country back on track.

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