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Thursday, October 20, 2022
The Importance of Voting in Upcoming Senate Races
As we all know, the democrats took back the house in 2018, then in 2020 we switched the script and took back the Presidency and the Senate. With these wins, we should've been able to pass any bill we wanted but because of 2 traitorous senators, we have had our hands tied. So instead of saying we need to elect 2 more senators to make up for Joe Manchin and Christine Cinema, I say we need 52 new senators because every republican senator is terrible. They've done nothing in the last 8 years to help this country or even their own states. The only thing they seem to care about is giving more money to the wealthy and somehow that will help all of us. It's clear they have no agenda other than saying no to ours. The states with the most gun violence all have republican governors. The press seems
To have a chance at passing any laws that can help this country, we need to take back the Senate. In order for that to happen, we need to vote out every single Republican senator up for reelection and replace them with Democrats who actually care about this country and its people. Here are a few reasons why every single Republican senator needs to go:
They're Only Interested in Helping the Wealthy
It's clear that Republicans only care about helping the wealthy get richer. They're constantly pushing for tax cuts for the rich and corporations while doing nothing to help middle-class and working-class families. They claim that these tax cuts will somehow benefit everyone, but they never do. It's time for Senators who actually care about ordinary Americans.
They've Done Nothing but Obstruct Progress
For the last 8 years, Republicans have done nothing but obstruct progress. It's no secret that Republicans have been obstructionists since President Obama was elected in 2008. They've filibustered over 500 bills in the Senate and stopped progress on many others. They even went so far as to shut down the government in 2013 in an attempt to defund Obamacare. But it's not just Democrats they're blocking; they're also blocking progress for their own states. Red states are struggling while blue states are thriving. The reason is simple: Democrats are working together to find solutions while Republicans are only interested in obstruction. Take health care, for example. The Affordable Care Act has helped millions of Americans get access to quality health care, but Republicans have done everything they can to repeal it. If they succeed, millions of Americans will lose their health insurance and be left with no options. Or take gun reform.
They Don't Care about Gun Violence
The states with the most gun violence all have Republican governors. These governors refuse to pass any type of gun reform legislation, even though there is overwhelming support for it among their constituents. They're more interested in protecting the gun lobby's profits than they are in protecting American lives. We need Senators who will actually do something to reduce gun violence in this country. After the Sandy Hook shooting, there was widespread support for stricter gun laws, but Republicans blocked any and all attempts at reform. As a result, mass shootings have continued unabated. In fact, there have been more mass shootings in the United States since Sandy Hook than in any other country in the world.
And then there's climate change
Despite overwhelming evidence that climate change is real and caused by human activity, Republicans continue to deny it exists or say that it isn't a problem. They've even gone so far as to try to defund the EPA so that they can't regulate greenhouse gas emissions. As a result, the United States is falling behind other countries in the fight against climate change.
It's clear that we need 52 new Senators who actually care about this country and its people. Republicans have done nothing but obstruct progress for far too long; it's time for a change. If you want to see real progress on issues like health care, gun reform, climate change, and more, then you need to vote out every single Republican Senator up for reelection and replace them with a Democrat. Only then will we be able to pass legislation that can truly help America thrive.