Senator Jeff Merkley and Mike Zamore on Filibustered! at Powell’s City of Books

March 18, 2024
- 7:00 pm PT
Powell's City of Books
1005 W. Burnside Street,
Portland OR

Join Powell's City of Books for a discussion about Filibustered!: How to Fix the Broken Senate and Save America with authors Senator Jeff Merkley and Mike Zamore in conversation with KGW's Laural Porter. Filibustered! combines a marvelous romp through key moments in filibuster history—from the first filibuster in 1841 through Southern Dixiecrat filibusters of civil rights legislation, up through Mitch McConnell’s transformation of the filibuster into a routine tool of perennial gridlock—with firsthand accounts of recent high-profile legislative fights, and a compelling argument that the key to the Senate’s future may be found in its past.