A once in a lifetime opportunity is approaching to change the landscape on women's rights, and we can't miss it.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is considering a change in the Senate rules that would stop the Tea Party from blocking all the progress we care about. Most recently, the Tea Party blocked pro-choice, pro-woman superhero Professor Nina Pillard for a judgeship on the powerful DC Circuit Court, despite a clear majority of 57 Senators supporting her.
Also blocked is legislation to re-institute background checks on gun purchases and, if the Tea Party has their way this week, legislation to address military sexual assault.
Majority Leader Reid is just a few votes shy of reforming the filibuster--the rule that allows a minority of Senators to stop a vote from even happening--so well-qualified, pro-woman judges with majority support like Pillard can serve our nation. If we take action now, we can push this boulder over the hill. If we don't, then despite a pro-woman majority in the Senate and a pro-woman President in the White House, we could lose this opportunity for change.
Click here to tell Majority Leader Reid and Senate Democrats: Reform the filibuster. We can't miss this opportunity for change.