|Today, following the AFL-CIO’s announcement of their support for filibuster reform, Tré Easton, Senior Advisor at Battle Born Collective, released the following statement:|
“We are excited to see the AFL-CIO show such powerful leadership against the filibuster and the threat it poses to working families across this country. There are few voices in politics as influential as theirs.
“While the American Rescue Plan will deliver real relief for working people, the Senate’s outdated rules prevented the inclusion of a provision to raise the minimum wage. This, alone, would have drastically improved the lives of millions of working Americans.
“In order to pass popular legislation that helps working people, we must reject minority rule by reforming the archaic rules of the United States Senate—including the Jim Crow filibuster.”