'This is pretty important, this right to vote': 民主党議員. アル・グリーンがワシントンDCの議決権を保護するために抗議して逮捕された

民主党議員. テキサス州のアルグリーンがワシントンで逮捕された, DC, 火曜日に、選挙権を保護するために最高裁判所と米国議会議事堂の外で抗議している間, the congressman told CNN.

We came for the purpose of protesting the voting rights that are being suppressed across the country,” Green said in an interview. “This is pretty important, this right to vote,” 彼は言った, 追加する, “It’s so important for us to protest for the right to vote and protect it.
The event marks the latest in a series of arrests of Democratic lawmakers at protests over voting rights in the nation’s Capitol. The other lawmakers include: 民主党の担当者. Sheila Jackson Lee, Hank Johnson, そして Joyce Beatty, the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus.
    Democrats are sounding the alarm over restrictive voting laws, but hit a roadblock in Congress when Senate Republicans blocked a sweeping voting and elections overhaul bill として知られている “人民法のために” 六月に.
      Green told CNN that he was protesting against efforts to pass restrictive voting laws at the state level, including in his home state of Texas, as well as the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision to strike down key parts of the landmark Voting Rights Act. And he said he hopes to see Congress take action to protect the right to vote.
        My hope is that we can provide some help by passing federal laws that will help prevent some of the things that may happen in Texas,” 彼は言った.
        The Texas Democrat said that during the protest he went with others into the street to pray, at which point they were warned by law enforcement that if they did not move they would be arrested. He said that he remained in the street and was subsequently arrested by US Capitol Police along with two other individuals for blocking traffic.
            I am willing to suffer the consequences for the actions that I intentionally engaged in. It was a peaceful protest. The officers were very respectful. I was respectful of them, 私たちは, 私たち全員,” 彼は言った.
            A spokesperson for the US Capitol Police told CNN in response to a request for comment, “three demonstrators were arrested for crowding, obstructing, or incommoding” 火曜日に.