At a press conference on the National Mall today, SEIU’s Eliseo Medina made clear the need for action on Comprehensive Immigration Reform. For two weeks and counting, Medina has led a group of activists in a fast, pushing the US House to move forward on the long-overdue legislation.
“You ask how we feel. I’ve lost almost 20 lbs. We’re tired. Feeling weak. But you know, as tired as we are, there is still a hunger within us for justice. A hunger to be heard. A hunger for the end of this suffering. We’re going to be here as long as our bodies will hold out. We’re not going anywhere.”
Janet Murguía wrote a great piece explaining why the Fast for Families is so important — and why the time for reform has come. Check out the full article here — and like Fast for Families on Facebook to stay up on the latest.