Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 7, 2013.
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Draft Warren campaign connects senator to MLK

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Fresh off the launch of their campaign in New Hampshire, progressives hoping to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren into the 2016 presidential race are using the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to tout the liberal senator as an heir to the civil rights leader’s legacy.

“We are inspired by legends like Dr. King, and by today’s champions for opportunity and equality who follow in his incomparable footsteps – people like Senator Elizabeth Warren,” MoveOn.org officals wrote in an email to supporters Monday under the group’s “Run Warren Run” draft campaign banner.

The “Run Warren Run” campaign includes MoveOn and Democracy for America, two grassroots liberal groups that are trying to push the Massachusetts Democrat to run for the Democratic nomination against likely candidate Hillary Clinton. Warren has repeatedly said she’s not running.  

The group noted that Warren was recently presented with a civil rights leadership award named after King at the Twelfth Baptist Church in Boston.

“Sen. Warren then went on to issue a call to action—and today we’re spreading her call. Will you take a moment to remind the world that we can live up to Dr. King’s dreams?” the email continues.

The message does not include a fundraising request, but does ask supporters to share the message and an image on social media or email.

Elizabeth Warren and Martin Luther King

Draft Warren campaign connects senator to MLK

Updated