Arizona Activists Increase Pressure for Ending the Filibuster to Pass Legislation to Build Union Member Power

Last Thursday, CWA members joined hundreds at End the Filibuster rallies in Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff to increase the pressure on U.S. Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly to declare their support for ending the filibuster. A few days later, members of the Arizona Democratic Party passed resolutions calling for Sens. Sinema and Kelly to work to end the filibuster and support the PRO Act, the For the People Act, and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. CWA Local 7050 member and Arizona Democratic Party Labor Council Co-Chair Angel Wells helped circulate the PRO Act resolution and spoke in favor of its passage at the party meeting.

"For too long, union members have worked tirelessly to elect politicians who promise to support us then use the filibuster as an excuse for why they cannot pass legislation like the PRO Act that addresses our needs and builds union member power," said Wells. "We are tired of getting the runaround. It's time for our Senators to stand on the side of getting things done for working people."

CWA members, pictured here with Arizona House Minority Leader Reginald Bolding (center), joined hundreds of other Arizonans at End the Filibuster rallies in Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff last Thursday.