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How to Join the Democracy Spring Protests in Washington, DC

Yesterday, I along with millions of other Americans discovered that Democracy Spring had launched protests against corporate-controlled politics in Washington DC, with 400 protesters being arrested outside the U.S. Capitol Building for daring to exercise their free speech and free assembly rights outside the bounds of Park Police permits.

Lady Liberty being arrested on April 11 2016 for speaking her mind outside the U.S. Capitol Building. This is What Democracy Doesn't Look Like.

“Ah, this is wonderful,” I thought.  “This is resurgent democratic spirit. It’s too bad I didn’t find out about the protests until after they occurred. Too late to spread the word to help others join.”

Well, today found IT’S NOT TOO LATE.  Although you may not have heard this over the radio waves or read it in your newspaper, it turns out Democracy Spring is holding protests EVERY DAY THIS WEEK, all the way through April 18.

Today, senior citizens sat in and got arrested for making their own declaration in favor of politics controlled by people, not corporations:

Elders Sit In in protest at the Democracy Spring demonstrations on April 12 in Washington DC at Capitol Hill

Do you live reasonably close to Washington, DC?  Want to get in on the protests?  Here’s how:

  1. Visit Democracy Spring’s website to get informed about remaining protests — through April 18.
  2. Every day through April 18, head to the Lutheran Church off 2nd St. NE for civil disobedience training — or training in how to support the sit-in protesters if you don’t want to sit in and get arrested yourself.
  3. Every day through April 18, head to Columbus Circle for an 11:30 AM Rally, followed by a march to the U.S. Capitol Building.
  4. Every day through April 18, sit-in protests will occur at the U.S. Capitol according to this schedule, with a different sub-theme every day.

Democracy Spring: The Daily Plan

After a period of quiescence, activism is coming back.  Democracy Spring would like to see you there.

One thought on “How to Join the Democracy Spring Protests in Washington, DC”

  1. ella says:

    Wish I knew how to put this on Facebook. If you can, please do. Surely there are still people who would love to go. It is a shame it did not get the publicity it deserves.

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