Every Democratic representative from Washington State has joined an occupation of the House of Representatives in Washington D.C. demanding a vote on gun regulations. The Atlantic has a blow-by-blow live-blog here.
Led in a literal sit-in by civil rights legend John Lewis (D-Ga), the occupiers include WA representatives Adam Smith, Suzan DelBene, Rick Larsen, Denny Heck, Derek Kilmer and Jim McDermott, according to their Twitter feeds.
Republicans have nixed the CSPAN live feed of the House, so Dems have taken to livestreaming from their phones using Periscope:
The sit-in began with a powerful speech from Lewis in which he decried federal inaction in the face of ongoing gun violence:
Again, for the latest updates, we recommend The Atlantic’s liveblog.
This post has been updated.