Senator Jeff Merkley on the For the People Act and Defending Democracy
Recently, the United States Senate failed spectacularly in its duty to protect democracy when every member of the GOP joined a filibuster against the For the People Act, a sweeping and incredibly important bill designed to protect our democracy. To talk about the bill, and what happens next, we’ve invited Senator Jeff Merkley to join us for a special live episode. Senator Merkley was the lead sponsor of the For the People Act in the Senate.
He is a stalwart defender of democracy and a champion of putting people ahead of corporate interests. As a US Senator from Oregon, he’s taken on Wall Street, Special Interests, and even his own party leadership to make sure that the American people always come first.
Host: Alyssa Milano
Executive Producer: Alyssa Milano
Associate Producer: Ben Jackson
Editing and Sound Production: Natasha Jacobs
Music by: Josh Cooke & Eleisha Eagle