The “Fast for Families Across America” bus tour –
covering 18 states and more than 14,200 miles
kicked off in Los Angeles on February 24 and is targeting 75+ key congressional representatives and mobilizing advocates from across the political spectrum to fast, act and pray for commonsense immigration reform.
“Fast for Families” reignited the immigration debate last November when Eliseo Medina and
abstained from all food, except for water
for 22 days on the National Mall. Joined by faith, labor and immigrant rights leaders and thousands across the country who fasted in solidarity, the movement drew national attention, including the support of President Obama, members of Congress
many of whom fasted
and national civil rights leaders.
***MARCH 11, TUESDAY at 10:15 AM***
: Following a private meeting with Congressman Joe Barton and the “Fast for Families” delegation,
national immigration reform advocates and a broad spectrum of faith leaders will hold a press conference and rally to call on Congressman Joe Barton, Sam Johnson and House leadership to champion commonsense immigration reform.
Press conference begins at 10:15 AM on March 11, Tuesday (Community Rally starting at 11:00 AM)
: St. Matthew Catholic Church: 2021 New York Ave, Arlington, TX 76010
: “Fast for Families” leaders Eliseo Medina and Cristian Avila, NCLR President Janet Murguia, Rev.
Gabriel Salguero (President, National Latino Evangelical Coalition), Pastor Lynn Godsey (President of the Alianza Hispana Evangelica Ministerial), Father Esteban Jasso (All Saints Catholic Church), and many more faith leaders, joined by thousands of congregants and constituents.
At 3:00 PM, a “Fast for Families” delegation, including the constituents and faith leaders, will meet
with Congressman Sam Johnson at 1255 W. 15th Street, Suite 170, Plano, TX 75075.
An evening community meeting will then take place at 7:00 PM at Auditorium of Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Church, 801 E Mayfield Road, Arlington, TX 76014.
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BEATRIZ LOPEZ SEIU | Immigrant Justice Campaign
Senior Campaign Communications Specialist