Filibuster Reform


Resolution 12-11.06A

WHEREAS, Republican intransigence and abuse of the filibuster in the U.S. Senate has exploded in recent years and has contributed to body's disfunction;

WHEREAS, sixty votes are currently required for even the most mundane actions in the Senate and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has expressed the need for filibuster reform; and

WHEREAS, Democrats have consistently failed to use the filibuster to block even some of the most outrageously right-wing policies, thus destroying the arguments some people are bound to make about how we must preserve the filibuster for when we are in the minority;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party adopt the position that pursuing and enacting filibuster reform in the Senate be the first priority of the Senate Majority; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party write to all Democratic Senators imploring them to initiate such action immediately.

Author: California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton


Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its November 2012 Executive Board Meeting
Westin Hotel, Millbrae
November 18, 2012 




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