Civil Disobedience may be more important than voting

Capitol Police say 1,240 people have been arrested in the last seven days.

300+ Arrests As Pro-Democracy Forces Converge For Final Day Of Spring Revolt

Democracy Awakening demonstrators marched past the U.S. Supreme Court on Sunday. (Photo: Greenpeace/Tim Aubry) By Deirdre Fulton for Common Dreams – More than 300 people were arrested Monday as part of Democracy Awakening, marking the final day of a record-setting week of civil disobedience at the U.S. Capitol. Among those taken into custody were approximately 60 organization and movement leaders, including NAACP president and CEO Cornell William Brooks, Public Citizen president Robert Weissman, Greenpeace executive director Annie Leonard, radio commentator Jim Hightower, and Ben & Jerry’s co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield. -more-