SEIU’s Eliseo Medina on Immigration Reform: “We’re not going anywhere.”

SEIU's Eliseo Medina and Janet Murguía at the 'Fast for Families' Camp on the National Mall.

SEIU’s Eliseo Medina and Janet Murguía at the ‘Fast for Families’ camp in Washington.

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.

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