They intend to march across the East Coast in order to spark a "fire that transforms the political climate in America."
The operation, calling itself Democracy Spring, is threatening "drama in Washington" with the "largest civil disobedience action of the century." The radicals believe this will result in the arrest of thousands of their own activists.
"We will demand that Congress listen to the People and take immediate action to save our democracy. And we won't leave until they do — or until they send thousands of us to jail," the website for Democracy Spring declares, channeling rhetoric from the Occupy movement.
The group is backed by numerous organizations, including the George Soros-funded groups MoveOn.org, the Institute for Policy Studies, and Demos.