Janelle Hanchett wrote this article for YES! Magazine. Janelle’s first book, I’m Just Happy to Be Here, was published in May. She lives in Northern California with her four children and husband. Follow her on Twitter @renegademama1.
"We have no choice but to take direct action to put our bodies on the line because petitions, sign-waving, and chanting—we tried that for the past 50 years and it hasn't worked, and we're out of time," said one arrested activist.