Fast for Families Sets Dec. 3 as "National Day to Act, Fast, and Pray"

Monday, December 2, 2013

Fast for Families Sets Dec. 3 as (Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)

More than 20 days have passed since Eliseo Medina, Dae Joong Yoon, Cristian Avila, and Lisa Sharon Harper began a fast in front of the U.S. Capitol “to send a clear and visible message to Congress about the moral crisis caused by our country’s broken immigration system and its impact on millions of families.” The fasters and their supporters have designated Tuesday, December 3 as National Day to Act, Fast, and Pray as part of the Fast for Families, which has helped spark a nationwide movement including more than 5,000 solidarity fasters from coast to coast. Though the fasters’ bodies are growing weaker, “their resolve remains,” say Fast organizers. As Congress returns from their break on Tuesday, the Fasters will hold a press conference and announcement at the tents on the National Mall at 11:30a, preceded by a community meeting at 11a. The Metro Washington Council last month endorsed the Fast. 


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