Democracy Awakening: Thousands Converge on Capitol Hill to Protest Spectrum of Issues

Thousands of people from across the country marched on Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, protesting a spectrum of democracy issues and demanding fundamental reform on voting rights, money and politics and immigration reform.

The lines were headed by hundreds of people prepared to get arrested on the Capitol steps, including dozens of leaders from across the progressive left.

Chanting "This is what democracy look like" and "Do your job," they split into two columns, with immigration activists going to the Supreme Court where a major case is being heard on President Obama's executive orders, and the steps of the Capitol where hundreds of pro-democracy activists prepared to be arrested.

Their demands to Congress included restoring the Voting Rights Act, passing comprehensive immigration reform, and passing and sending to the states a constitutional amendment to allow Congress to regulate campaign contributions and spending. They are also demanding the Senate act on the latest U.S. Supreme Court nominee.

AlterNet will have a full report later today.

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