Stephanie Hallett
Updated February 14, 2017
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Since Sen. Elizabeth Warren was silenced in Congress last week by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the phrase “Nevertheless she persisted,” has been everywhere — including on a T-shirt that has raised more than $250,000 for Planned Parenthood.

McConnell used the phrase to justify shutting down Warren — who was reading a letter by Coretta Scott King — during her arguments against Donald Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, Sen. Jeff Sessions, invoking a little-used Senate rule against “impugning” a colleague.

The phrase became an instant rallying cry for feminists everywhere, and inspired Brooklyn-based designer Matt Rudinski to create a T-shirt on teespring.com and donate the profits to Planned Parenthood.

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Within 24 hours of sharing the link on Twitter and with his Emerson College alumni Facebook group, Rudinski had raised $20,000 for Planned Parenthood. A week later, that number has grown exponentially.

In total, more than 26,000 “Nevertheless, she persisted” shirts have sold with 100% of the proceeds going to PP. And, noting the impact simple T-shirts can have for critical civil society organizations, Rudinski has since created a line of shirts and other products benefitting the ACLU.

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