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Senator Jeff Merkley on How to Fix the Filibuster

Oregon’s junior senator and his co-author Mike Zamore discuss our broken Senate

Past: Wednesday, January 24, 2024 3:00 pm
virtual event
Speakers:
  • Jeff Merkley
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  • Mike Zamore
  • Kimberly Atkins Stohr
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According to a recent poll, most Americans have “hardly any confidence at all” in the people running Congress. The numbers are a damning indictment of our political leaders and the institution itself.

A new book written by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and his former chief of staff Mike Zamore offers an insider’s take on the sources of deadlock and deterioration. Filibustered! How to Fix the Broken Senate and Save America makes the case that Congress’s decline began 50 years ago with the introduction of the “no-talk” filibuster and posits that returning that tool of legislative debate to its original, rarely used form will do much to restore order to the legislature.

Join us for a live virtual event on January 24 at 3 p.m. ET featuring Merkley, Zamore, and moderator Kimberly Atkins Stohr of the Boston Globe. They will discuss the obstacles facing a cohesive, functioning Congress, as well as the surprisingly simple fix that could stem the disorder and restore faith in this vital governing body.

Speakers:

  • Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), coauthor, Filibustered! How to Fix the Broken Senate and Save America
  • Mike Zamore, National Policy and Government Affairs Director, ACLU; coauthor, Filibustered! How to Fix the Broken Senate and Save America
  • Moderator: Kimberly Atkins Stohr, senior opinion writer and columnist, Boston Globe

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