Why the Director of Franciscan Action Network May Be Arrested This Morning in Washington, D.C.

One might think this election season couldn’t get any wierder. But now people are getting arrested by the hundreds in Washington, D.C., as they attempt to stem the flow of campaign money into the political system. It began earlier this month with “Democracy Spring,” culminating with this “Democracy Awakening,” which concludes today. So far, over 900 people—a staggering number—have experienced arrest. And there will be more.

Among those facing arrest today is Patrick Carolan, executive director of Franciscan Action Network (F.A.N.). I spoke with him about just what it is he thinks he’s doing.

Today, I understand, you’re risking arrest. How and why?