Anti-gun violence group launches campaign to end filibuster

Anti-gun violence group launches campaign to end filibuster

A gun control group on Monday launched a digital ad campaign pushing for filibuster reform in the Senate, arguing the procedural tool has cost lives by blocking meaningful legislation to overhaul firearm laws. Brady, an anti-gun violence group founded by former Reagan aide Jim Brady and his wife Sarah, debuted two new ads first obtained by The Hill as part of its “#FilibusterIsKillingUs” campaign that calls on the Senate to eliminate the 60-vote threshold required for most legislation to pass. The organization plans to spend $40,000 on its initial round of digital ads, with more outreach likely moving forward. “In the past four Congresses, the filibuster has stopped life-saving and common-sense legislation such as expanded and strengthened background checks from passing the Senate, creating a chilling effect on such legislation even as these policies attract overwhelming support from the American public, including majorities of both parties,” the organization said in a statement. Brady has advocated for stronger gun laws for years, but with the new digital campaign it joins growing calls from progressive groups and various advocacy organizations that have pushed for filibuster reform. The advertisements use the personal stories of three gun violence survivors and Brady Campaign leaders who have been affected by gun violence. “With the direction of politics today, we just know too acutely how tangible and impactful the filibuster has been in preventing the life-saving change that we desperately need in this country and just want to make that more clear to the American people,” […]

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