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We broke one filibuster last night. Here’s what’s next:

Like you, I'm impatient for change. We need to act boldly to invest in American infrastructure and tackle the climate crisis, to restore voting rights and protect democracy.

I'm impatient, but we are making progress. Not as fast or as boldly as I'd like, but we are moving forward. Here's the latest:

Yesterday, we won 67 votes to move forward on the first installment of an infrastructure plan. That bipartisan deal is not enough and will be followed by the reconciliation process to move a much bigger bill — not subject to a Republican filibuster — to tackle the climate crisis and invest in families, but the bipartisan bill contains some important provisions and gets the process on track.

I also spent time yesterday huddled with Senators Joe Manchin, Raphael Warnock, Amy Klobuchar, Alex Padilla, and Chuck Schumer working to find a way forward on voting rights, election protection, and gerrymandering. More on that later.

But here's the thing. Even this amount of progress will be impossible if we go backwards and lose the House or the Senate in 2022.

Wouldn't it be much better if we can win bigger, stronger, more progressive majorities in 2022? The tide of history is against us. But I know we've got the fight in us to defy history.

Will you chip in right now — before the weekend — to my Blue Wave Project and keep building up our organizing muscle for 2022?

With your help, I know we will be victorious in the end!



Posted on July 29, 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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