2017/02/08

We will not be silenced. And neither will you.

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Elizabeth Warren went to the floor of the Senate and did something that, ordinarily, would not be controversial. She read a letter from Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow, Coretta Scott King.

These are not ordinary times.

The letter, penned in 1986, criticized the record of Jeff Sessions — who Trump nominated to attorney general — on voting rights. "Mr. Sessions has used the awesome powers of his office in a shabby attempt to intimidate and frighten elderly black voters," King wrote.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell claimed that Warren, by reading the letter, had "impugned the motives and conduct of our colleague from Alabama" and invoked an obscure parliamentary rule to force her to stop talking. Virtually every Republican Senator then voted to formally silence Warren.

"She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted," McConnell said of Warren.

To which we say: Hell yeah!

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We revealed that one Trump's first appointments to a key civil rights position is an expert in racial gerrymandering.

We detailed the enormous — and potentially decisive — impact that voter suppression had on the 2016 election.

We helped expose North Carolina Republicans unprecedented efforts to strip power from the newly elected Democratic governor, largely to keep the voting system rigged.

We are reporting Republican House members' moves to eliminate the agency that protects elections from hacking.

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Democracy itself is under attack. But the future is still unwritten. Join us as we persist.

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