In the past decade, mass shootings have skyrocketed, and too many of our neighbors and loved ones have been taken by acts of violence that do not make the news. Each time, it is uniquely painful, but the political response is textbook and unchanged: "Thoughts and prayers" and no real action to prevent the loss of lives from gun violence.
Tragedy after tragedy, senators play political games with our lives, blocking life-saving measures from earning a vote on the Senate floor, and many others from even becoming legislation.
The ability to stop progress on preventing gun violence is because of the filibuster which gives a minority of Republican senators who represent 41 million fewer people than Senate Democrats the power to prevent the Congress we elected from passing critical life-saving legislation.
Our communities deserve better. We deserve action. That means we have to eliminate the filibuster.
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