The new poll from Data For Progress also finds that nearly two-thirds of Nevada voters would be more likely to vote for a U.S. Senate candidate who supports the establishment of new national monuments.
The survey, commissioned by Battle Born Collective, gauged voter support for designating Avi Kwa Ame in southern Clark County as a national monument, a proposal that would protect 380,000 acres of indigenous cultural sites and critical habitat from future energy development and mining.
Yesterday, the Senate Parliamentarian recommended that a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants should not be included in the budget reconciliation bill. Battle Born Collective Senior Advisor Tré Easton issued the following statement in response.
“‘If you are not willing to reform the filibuster and expand the court, you are not willing to do what it takes to win this fight. If we keep playing beanbag while they play hardball, the results will be more of this. It’s that simple,’ tweeted Adam Jentleson, a former staffer for onetime Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).”
“’There is no third option,’ reads the letter, which is organized by Fix Our Senate and includes groups such as MoveOn, the Communications Workers of America, Common Cause, Indivisible, Stand Up America and Battle Born Collective.”
Today, following the Supreme Court’s failure to block a sweeping abortion ban in Texas, Battle Born Collective Senior Advisor Tré Easton released the following statement.
“TOP-ED — ‘When Will Biden Join the Fight for Voting Rights?’ by Adam Jentleson, who worked for former Majority Leader Harry Reid, for the NYT.”
“Don’t look now, but the Senate is quietly becoming what it used to be: an institution ruled by a simple majority. At least, for certain kinds of legislation.”
“Jentleson, Reid’s former deputy chief of staff, is an author and an advocate for abolishing the Senate filibuster; he and Katz, formerly Reid’s communications director, run Battle Born Collective, a progressive messaging shop.”
“PROGRESSIVES TO PELOSI: STAY THE COURSE: Five progressive groups today sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asking that she pass the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package before the bipartisan infrastructure bill to ensure major climate action clears Congress. The letter comes after Pelosi on Monday signaled she is losing patience with a band of centrists threatening to derail Democrats’ two-track plan to muscle through Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure bill and a massive social spending package this fall.”
Today, the U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill after weeks of negotiations. Battle Born Collective Senior Advisor Tré Easton released the following statement in response.
Adam Jentleson, author of Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate, joined The Takeaway to discuss the efficacy of the filibuster and whether it should be included in modern politics.