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Filibuster

In 2006, 192 Republicans voted to renew the Voting Rights Act. Now, we can’t get a single Republican senator to come out and unequivocally support protecting the freedom to vote for the American people.

That tells you everything you need to know about our hopes for passing voting rights legislation without abolishing the filibuster.

It’s time for President Biden to recognize this reality and use the power of his office to demand the Senate abolish the filibuster. Supporting voting rights legislation alone is simply not enough.

Please, President Biden, we need a strategy. Put the American people’s freedom to vote ahead of any reservations you have about abolishing the filibuster. The stakes are too high to lack your leadership.

Chris Bolei
San Rafael

No Nukes

The frightening wildfires that are destroying thousands of acres of the world’s forests and open spaces are ominous reminders of what lies ahead for humankind if the world’s most powerful nations continue preparing for an eventual nuclear war.

Perhaps Harry Truman can be forgiven for his naive belief that destroying Hiroshima and Nagasaki with atomic bombs was the best way to end the nightmare of the Second World War.
But now, 76 years later, can we forgive ourselves for continuing in this utterly insane trust in nuclear weapons to save humanity from a Third World War? It seems impossible to remain this foolish, especially when all the brightest and most responsible of the world’s experts in science and world affairs have consistently warned us that we are absolutely certain to destroy all life on this planet by remaining addicted to these weapons of unbelievably destructive power.

It is time for us to wake up from our blind trust in these horrifying nuclear weapons to save us from our lack of love and trust toward each other. It is absolutely imperative to finally abolish the world’s nuclear warheads.

Rama Kumar
Fairfax

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