Sean McElwee wrote this article for YES! Magazine. Sean is a policy analyst at Demos in New York. His research focuses on the effects of racism and voter turnout on public policy and the impact of economic inequality on democracy.
"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.