Muller is a graduate student studying social justice and investigative journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Originally from Chicago, she is currently based in Washington, D.C., where she reports on social and racial justice.

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How DC Peace Team Plans to De-Escalate Inauguration Violence

by Madison Muller 01-15-2021

A member of DC Peace Team attends a Black Lives Matter protest this summer. Photo courtesy of DC Peace Team.

Ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, monuments are fenced off, streets are closed and 20,000 National Guard members are positioned around Washington, D.C. But some local organizations are more focused on the safety of Washingtonians — especially the safety of Black and brown Washingtonians who may be at greater risk of being targeted by right-wing groups, many of which have ties to white nationalism.

Photos from an Attempted Coup

by Madison Muller 01-07-2021

Despite advanced warnings of far-right demonstrations intent on wreaking havoc in Washington, D.C., Wednesday began as many pro-Donald Trump rallies have in weeks since the election: Spirited attendees in American flag apparel, some bearing the insignias of right-wing organizations like the Three Percenters, took pictures, mingled, and professed their ardent support of Trump – some going so far as to conflate the president with Jesus Christ.

D.C.’s Black Churches Prepare for Right-Wing Protests of Election Certification

by Madison Muller 01-05-2021

D.C. Metropolitan Police were stationed outside of Metropolitan AME Church Monday night as the city heightened security around Black churches and places of worship. Photo by Madison Muller for Sojourners.

Black church leaders, anti-racist activists, and Washington, D.C., officials urged Washingtonians to exercise caution as they prepared for right-wing demonstrations on Wednesday as Congress convenes to certify the Electoral College votes in favor of President-elect Joe Biden.