Posted by Melissa McEwan at Thursday, June 23, 2016
Posted on Rep. John Lewis' Facebook page, with the caption: "We have a mission, a mandate, and a moral obligation to speak up and speak out until the House votes to address gun violence. We have turned [unwilling] ears to the blood of the innocent and the concern of our nation. We will use nonviolence to fight gun violence and inaction."
On the day of the Senate filibuster, I wrote: "There are still things that need to change. I am not done agitating; I expect more, always. But this day I am proud to call myself a Democrat. Because there is a difference between these parties, and it means something to me."
I am proud of my party for filibustering and for sitting-in. And I am proud of them for modeling that indifference is not an option. Not anymore.