According to Beacon Hill Roll Call, which tracks not only the progress of legislation but the amount of time each chamber spends in session, “during the week of March 25-29, the House met for a total of 26 minutes while the Senate met for a total of 54 minutes.”
“Beat the bank attacks,” the demonstrators demanded, marching in circles on the front lawn. “Up with the people, down with the banks.”
The Quakers formed AFSC in 1917 “to provide conscientious objectors with an opportunity to aid civilian war victims.” In 1917 they, along with a British sister organization, won the Nobel Peace Prize. Since then they have been a prominent voice in opposition to armed conflict and a force for peaceful change.
To his supporters, Jason Vassell is a victim of a hate crime and a wrongful prosecution, a black student forced to defend himself one year ago against two white intruders in an unproved, racially motivated attack.