RIP Rep. Julia Carson

Democratic Representative Julia Carson from Indiana has died of lung cancer at age 69.

Carson, who championed women's rights, LGBTQ rights, and children's issues, was also an advocate for the homeless and a staunch opponent of the war in Iraq. She was the first woman and the first person of color to represent Indianapolis in Congress.

We lost a real ally today. Every Democrat should be as brave, honest, and boldly, unabashedly progressive as Rep. Carson was. I'm proud as fuck she was from Indiana, and I'm sad as hell she's gone.

[See how completely awesome, and loved, Rep. Carson was here. The whole thing is just great. I hope she is remembered as well as she remembered Ms. Parks.]

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