Cross posted from CWA's Resistance Growing blog:
CWA President Larry Cohen appeared on PoliticsNation last night to talk about the urgent need for filibuster reform.
“You can name almost any issue that we all care about – whether it’s workers’ rights, whether it’s health care reform, whether it’s immigration, DISCLOSE Act, fighting foreclosures. None of those bills ever get the floor,” he told host Al Sharpton. “They filibuster the motion to proceed. They don’t talk. They can call the cloak room from anywhere in the country, and one senator objects. And then it takes 60 to move the bill forward. This is a disgrace. No democracy in the world operates like this.”