Rep Sheila Jackson-Lee D-TX Arrested

U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas) was among the demonstrators arrested Wednesday in what’s become a weekly demonstration to pass a bill in Congress protecting citizens’ voting rights. They earned their plasticuffs by yelling at the entrance to a Senate office building. Lee joins two other members of Congress, Hank Johnson (D-Georgia) and Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio). A number of Texas state legislators fled the state for D.C. some weeks ago to prevent a vote on a Republican state bill they say would restrict opportunities to vote; Congressional Democrats say that’s why they need a Federal law to keep polls open and convenient. (Alex Wong/Getty)

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