‘Do Something, or Arrest Us’: NAACP Demands Restoration of Voting Rights Act

After holding a six-hour sit-in on the floor of a southwest Virginia congressman’s district office, NAACP President Cornell Williams Brooks was arrested and charged with trespassing by local police on Monday.

About 20 activists, including Roanoke NAACP Chapter President Brenda Hale and members of the NAACP Youth Council, spent the day peacefully waiting for their voices to be heard inside Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s Roanoke office.