Last month, I was arrested at the US Capitol, along with more than 1300 other Americans in the largest civil disobedience action of the century.
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This past week has seen a flood of demonstrators into Washington, D.C., as part of the Democracy Spring and Democracy Awakening protests. To spread awareness about this movement and the importance of using your voice to protest, The PSA Crew released this edition of Activist Comics and put this up as street art in front of the Capitol and around D.C.
Almost 100 lawmakers are asking for hearings on five bills.
The pro-democracy movement arrived at the US Capitol the week of April 11 in full glory, with rallies and non-violent arrests every day totaling about 1,400 people, making it the largest civil disobedient action at the nation's capitol this century.
There is a long-honored and successful tradition in this country of non-violent civil disobedience as a tool to break intransigence on the part of the powers that be. And that's what's happening today.
The actress was fined $50 and detained briefly.
Ryan's got enough problems right now as it is, since he hasn't really gotten anything done in the House this year. Just like John Boehner before him, the Tea Party extremist faction is holding everything hostage and gumming up the works.
I was arrested on the Capitol steps last Monday. I am one of the Democracy Spring 429, the largest number of arrests on a single day at the Capitol in U.S. history. I'd never done anything like that before. I'm glad I did it now. Unless things change, I will do it again.
Hundreds of people have already been arrested outside of the building this week.