On November 12, faith, immigrant rights and labor leaders announced the launch of “Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform and Citizenship,” taking place on the National Mall, steps away from the Capitol. Leaders and immigrant members of the community will fast every day and night, abstaining from all food—except water—to move the hearts and compassion of members of Congress to pass immigration reform with a path to citizenship.I watched as union, faith and civil rights leaders visited these fasters in a show of solidarity. And then something interesting started happening.
Very moving AM with @fast4families and @SEIU_Eliseo to express my deepest support for #ImmigrationReform #TimeisNow pic.twitter.com/VnJNH3EsTQ
— Valerie Jarrett (@vj44) November 23, 2013
On day 13 of fasting, I dropped by the @Fast4Families tent w/ my daughters to show our support for #ImmigrationReform pic.twitter.com/FXTvgsBcK2
— Tom Perez (@LaborSec) November 25, 2013
PHOTO: VP Biden drops by the @fast4families tent on the National Mall to discuss #immigration reform this morning. pic.twitter.com/2ZV3snP5Rx
— Office of VP Biden (@VP) November 22, 2013
And then this morning brought a couple of important visitors.
.@BarackObama "it is not a question of whether immigration reform will pass, but how soon" #Fast4Families pic.twitter.com/UQAoDjiuEr
— Fast4Families (@fast4families) November 29, 2013
Gawd, I LOVE this President!!!!! Think about the last time we saw a POTUS provide this kind of support for an activist movement. I'll give you a hint...never.