They arrived hoping to be arrested, and at least 400 were not disappointed.
The Soros-funded liberal activist group, Democracy Spring, is holding a week-long sit-in protest at the U.S. Capital. Monday’s demonstration was reported to be around 500 people, but over 3,600 others have signed an online pledge to come if their demands are not met.
“People are fed up with the system, they are fed up with the corruption, and we want free and fair elections,” Cenk Uygur, host of the TV show Young Turks and one of the participants in the protest said. “This is our core American right.”
The group is calling on Congress to take immediate action on four key issues… one of which is expanded voting rights. They are protesting state voter ID laws, saying they “suppress voter participation.”
They want passage of the Voter Empowerment Act of 2015: Introduced in March 2015, this bill would amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to increase public access to voter registration and make it easier for people to vote. It also introduces penalties for anyone, including election officials, who prevents a person from voting.
Tuesday’s schedule for the continuing week-long protest includes classes for “Mass Civil Disobedience Trainings.”
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