LETTER: Support S. 1 and Eliminate the Filibuster

Contact: Emily Samsel, emily_samsel@lcv.org, 828-713-9647

With the Senate expected to take up S. 1, the For the People Act, at the end of June, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) sent a letter to the full Senate urging Senators to support the voting rights and democracy reform bill and noting that the vote will definitely be scored in the 2021 National Environmental Scorecard — a departure from standard procedure.

Additionally, the letter calls on the Senate to eliminate the filibuster rule. This is the first time LCV has taken a public position on the filibuster. LCV President Gene Karpinski notes, “some of the arcane rule’s most notable uses have been to block legislation that would benefit people of color and other underserved communities across the country.”

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