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WNBA players protest GOP senator with ‘Vote Warnock’ warm-up shirts supporting her Democratic challenger

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WNBA player wearing "Vote Warnock" T-shirt (screengrab)

Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler of Georgia was protested by some of her own employees on Tuesday.

“WNBA players are wearing ‘Vote Warnock’ T-shirts to games this week to support Rev. Raphael Warnock, who is challenging Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) for her Senate seat,” ESPN reported Tuesday. “Last month Loeffler wrote a letter to WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert objecting to the league’s promotion of Black Lives Matter — which is painted on the courts at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, where the league is holding its return — and instead advocating for teams to add American flags to jerseys.”

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Loeffler is being challenged by the Rev. Raphael Warnock, a pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

ESPN interviewed Elizabeth Williams, a forward on the Atlanta Dream.

“I think when all this stuff started happening with her, we didn’t want to feel like we were pawns,” Williams said. “We can only control so much about what the league does [in regard to Sen. Loeffler], and so for us, we wanted it to be bigger than that.”

“That’s kind of been the theme of this season. So we wanted to make sure we could still keep the focus on our social justice movement, and funny enough, Reverend Warnock is somebody who supports everything that we support and just happens to be running in that seat. So it just worked out really well,” Williams explained.

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The protest was praised by voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams:

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