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2020 DNC: Elizabeth Warren killed it with a subtle tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement

2020 DNC: Elizabeth Warren killed it with a subtle tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement

There were several Easter eggs in Senator Elizabeth Warren's speech on Wednesday night, including the letters "BLM" and "DBFH," and a USPS shirt.

Among the several speakers scheduled to appear at the 2020 Democratic National Convention was Senator Elizabeth Warren. A former Democratic Presidential candidate herself, she delivered an address in support of Joe Biden, the party's Presidential nominee. Not only did she fiercely express how important it was to rally behind Biden and his pick for Vice President Kamala Harris, but Warren also made sure to make a subtle hint about the principles she cares about. Namely, in block letters on shelves in the background, the Senator had spelled out "BLM," no doubt a nod to the Black Lives Matter movement. Her speech also included allusions to the movement, CNN reports.

 



 

If you thought Warren appeared to be in a classroom setting, that is because she recorded her speech at the Early Childhood Education Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. On her left shoulder, resting on some of the classroom's shelves were the letters "BLM." The subtle nod towards building a more inclusive society was made more explicit in the Senator's speech. "We all need to be in the fight to get Joe and Kamala elected, and after November, we all need to stay in the fight to get big things done," she affirmed. "We stay in the fight so that when our children and our grandchildren ask what we did during this dark chapter in our nation's history. We will be able to look them squarely in the eye and say, we organized, we persisted, we changed America."

 



 

Since June of this year, when the country saw a resurgence in the Black Lives Matter movement, Warren has been dedicated to transforming policy in order to make the United States more inclusive. She introduced, for instance, an amendment calling on the Department of Defense to rename military bases named after Confederate soldiers. This was brought forth to Capitol Hill right after George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, was murdered by a White police officer in Minneapolis in late May. The amendment more particularly demanded that the names of Confederate leaders from all military assets (such as a base, installation, facility, aircraft, ship, plane, or type of equipment) be removed.

 



 

The letters "BLM" were not the only subtle hint the Senator featured in her address. She also included a US Mail shirt to promote the message of protecting the US Postal Service at a time when it has come under threat by the Trump administration. After a series of changes in policy, the USPS has remarked that voting by mail will be more challenging than previously expected. In addition to this, Senator Warren featured the letters "DBFH," a reference to her message of "Dream Big, Fight Hard." This is an assertion that the fight undoubtedly continues.

 



 

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