Second Trial this Week for DC Democracy Movement
September 21, 2011
For Immediate Release
Washington, DC, September 21, 2011. The second trial this week for a DC democracy activist will take place tomorrow,
Thursday September 22 at 9:30 AM in court room 220. DC Vote will be at the courthouse supporting Bart Turner, number 46 of the "DC 72".
"It is important that each arrestee has support from the DC democracy movement" says Ilir Zherka, Executive Director of DC Vote.
"Bart Turner stood up for what he believed in and made a sacrifice on behalf of the 600,000 residents of the District of Columbia.
We need to be there to encourage him while he gets his day in court."
Bart was arrested on the East side of the Capitol on the steps of the House after stepping over the rope barrier while holding a sign that
read: 600,000 Americans Left Behind.
Before being taken to the detainment site, he made a short speech in defense of our right to vote.
He mentioned the indignity of not allowing our Delegate Norton to have a vote and the unfairness of being singled out and
denied the right to participate fully in our democracy. He is being charged with "Unlawful Entry."
The judge presiding over the trial will be the Honorable Jennifer Anderson.