The Common Good

Immigration Activists Fast For Reform On National Mall

Source: WAMU 88.5
Date: November 12, 2013

Immigrant rights activists say they have begun a fast that they hope will bring attention to stalled immigration reform legislation in Congress.

They refuse to call it a hunger strike, saying that term is political, and what they are doing is a powerful moral and religious act. The "Fast4Families" is being organized by pro-immigrant rights, faith, labor, and community groups.

Participating groups include Alliance for Citizenship, Church World Service, Conference of Major Superiors of Men, Faith in Public Life, Franciscan Action Network, National Council of Jewish Women, National Korean American Service and Education Consortium, PICO National Network, the Service Employees International Union, Sojourners, and dozens of other groups.