The Filibuster, Democracy, and Our Right to Vote

April 1, 2021

Dear Senator Sinema:

Thank you for your prompt reply to my letter regarding the filibuster. As you recall I asked that you consider a compromise. The current Senate rules enable 41 senators to kill any and all proposed legislation by threatening to filibuster. The original Senate rules allowed 51 senators to invoke cloture and kill all debate. The compromise would allow a majority vote by senators to limit debate to one week. I appreciate your providing me with your arguments in favor of the current Senate rules:

I have long said that I oppose eliminating the filibuster…

Jerry Joslyn

Phx. New Times, Editor/The MicroShopper, CEO/Scottsdale Computer Systems, Publisher/New Digest, tech investor, 2010 Green Party Senate candidate v. John McCain

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