"I chose to get arrested during Holy Week because too many of our immigrant and refugee brothers and sisters are suffering."
In the midst of the bureaucratic uproar, citizens are gearing up to vote at the Cook County State's Attorney election on March 15.
"The TPP represents a giant step in the wrong direction that will blow a hole in the American economy, which will have to struggle for decades to recover."
Parents, civil rights leaders, elected officials, clergy and advocacy groups rallied outside the NYC Department of Education HQ.
Protest activity against the convention and Bush's re-nomination included a broad range of marches, rallies, performances, demonstrations, exhibits, and acts of civil disobedience.
"When I think of the martyrs of the civil rights movement who died for the right to vote, this country should be doing everything possible to ensure all people can vote."
The Kent State shootings are a long-remembered symbol of government gone amok with its power and fear of its own people.
People know what they see and hear; the protests will continue and grow until justice is served and the people are listened to.
"We had not seen this kind of excessive police force used against protestors since the civil rights movement of the 1960's"
A march on the 50th anniversary of the first national protest against the Vietnam War will be held over Apr. 29- May 2 in Washington D.C.