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For Immediate Release March 7, 2021 Press Contact press@justdemocracy.us On Bloody Sunday Anniversary, Black- and Brown-Led Coalition Calls on the Senate to Pass D.C. Statehood and Eliminate the Filibuster Honoring the Legacy of Congressman John Lewis Means Enacting Bold Democracy Reform WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, on the 56th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, Just Democracy continues

For Immediate Release March 3, 2021 Press Contact press@justdemocracy.us Just Democracy Coalition Urges the Senate to Eliminate the Filibuster and Fast Track H.R. 1  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, in response to the House passing H.R.1, the For the People Act of 2021, Just Democracy coalition member Marcus Bass of North Carolina Black Alliance issued the

For Immediate Release March 3, 2021 Press Contact press@justdemocracy.us Arizona Legislature’s Anti-D.C. Statehood Vote is a Stance Against Enfranchising Black and Brown Americans PHOENIX, AZ — Today, the Arizona state legislature took a symbolic vote to oppose D.C. statehood. The vote passed completely along partisan lines without hearing opinions from community representatives. D.C. statehood is

For Immediate Release February 25, 2021 Press Contact press@justdemocracy.us Democracy Reform Coalition Calls on Congress to Eliminate the Filibuster to Increase the Minimum Wage  Mandate from Black and Brown Voters to Increase Wages Gets Blocked by Obscure Senate Ruling WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Senate Parliamentarian ruled against passing a minimum wage increase through budget

For Immediate Release January 27, 2021 Press Contact press@justdemocracy.us Introduction of S.51 Shows D.C. Statehood is a Crucial Democracy and Racial Justice Priority Just Democracy Coalition Urges the Senate to Fast Track S.51  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Senator Tom Carper introduced Senate Bill 51, which would admit the District of Columbia as the nation’s 51st

For Immediate Release January 25, 2021 Press Contact press@justdemocracy.us Just Democracy Runs Times Square Billboard Calling on Senate Majority Leader Schumer to “Abolish the Filibuster” New York, NY — Today, Just Democracy mounted a billboard in Times Square urging Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to reckon with the filibuster’s racist history and abolish the Senate loophole once and for all.

For Immediate Release January 24, 2021 Press Contact press@justdemocracy.us ICYMI: Senator Durbin Responds to Just Democracy’s Anti-Filibuster Times Square Billboard on Meet The Press  WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Meet the Press today, Senator Dick Durbin told host Chuck Todd that, “The American people want us to take action. Action on the pandemic, action on this

For Immediate Release January 19, 2021 Press Contact press@justdemocracy.us Just Democracy Coalition Responds to McConnell’s Attempt to Solidify Senate Filibuster WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, in response to reports that Senator Mitch McConnell is trying to “lock in” the filibuster as part of the power sharing agreement in the Senate, Just Democracy coalition member and University

For Immediate Release January 15, 2021 Press Contact press@justdemocracy.us 60+ Organizations Urge Biden to Fast Track  D.C. Statehood after Washingtonians, Elected Officials, and Hill Staff Faced Near-Death Experience on Jan. 6 In light of the insurrection against the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021 and the barriers to mobilizing law enforcement to protect residents, elected

For Immediate Release January 6, 2021 Press Contact press@justdemocracy.us Black and Brown Voters Deliver Progressive Victories Once Again  Now, Democrats Must Enact Bold, Structural Change WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Associated Press called Georgia’s Senate runoff election results. The people have elected Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, delivering Democrats 50 Senate votes, and, with