Family Research Council President Tony Perkins encouraged protestors to fill out a #FreeMeriam petition on the White House's website to focus President Obama's attention on the issue. The group needs 100,000 signatures, Perkins said. RNS photo by Heather Adams

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins encouraged protestors to fill out a #FreeMeriam petition on the White House’s website to focus President Obama’s attention on the issue. The group needs 100,000 signatures, Perkins said. RNS photo by Heather Adams