Our democracy was founded on the principle of majority rule. Under the Constitution, a bill that earns majority support in the House and Senate as well as the signature of the president is supposed to become law.

The problem is that majority rule no longer exists in the United States Senate, thanks to the filibuster. Over decades, the filibuster has been manipulated and exploited to undermine majority rule. Today, if 41 Senators agree to block a bill, they can—even if the other 59 Senators support it. Learn about the five reasons the filibuster must go, and then use our tool to email your senators in support of ending the filibuster to preserve our democracy:

For more about why we have to end the filibuster in order to preserve democracy, read our full report.