This Photo Is Everything

image of the Democratic sit-in yesterday, showing a number of House members sitting on the floor together, congregated around John Lewis; Senator Elizabeth Warren has joined them in solidarity

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.

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