100 women get matching 'nevertheless, she persisted' tattoos at Minneapolis shop
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Over the course of nine hours Tuesday, more than 100 women in Minneapolis, Minn., got the same tattoo, inking a quote from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSupreme Court comes to Trump's aid on immigration GOP group's ad calls on Graham to push for election security: 'Are you still trying?' Harris keeps up 'little dude' attack on Trump after debate MORE on their bodies, the Star Tribune reported.

“Nevertheless, she persisted,” has become a rallying cry since the Kentucky Republican and others in the GOP voted earlier this month to block Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenYoung insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight Biden's debate performance renews questions of health On The Money: Democratic candidates lay into Trump on trade | China exempts US soybeans, pork from tariff hikes | Congress set to ignore Trump's wall request in stopgap measure MORE (D-Mass.) from speaking on the Senate floor against the nomination of Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsHouse Democrats seeking Sessions's testimony in impeachment probe McCabe's counsel presses US attorney on whether grand jury decided not to indict US attorney recommends moving forward with charges against McCabe after DOJ rejects his appeal MORE (R-Ala.) as attorney general.

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The effort to get the tattoos began as a small charity effort by blogger Nora McInerny, who included her friends in the plan with a Facebook invite. But she did not realize that the message she posted was public, and within a few days nearly 2,000 people had said they were interested in tagging along. 

“Those words remind me of every woman I know who has kept going even though it’s difficult or it might make you unpopular,” McInerny told the newspaper.

“I just thought it was a perfectly beautiful sentiment. Also, I’m incredibly impulsive.” 

Those who were unable to receive the tattoo on Tuesday can make appointments through March at the Brass Knuckle Tattoo Shop. The tattoos cost $75, $55 of which will be donated to the nonprofit Women Winning, a group dedicated to electing pro-abortion rights women to office.

“I am overwhelmed and I am so grateful,” tattoo artist Emily Snow told the Tribune. “We’re working for free and we’re really glad to be supporting these awesome women.”