SEIU26 invites you to be part of our Fast for Immigrant Justice on:Wednesday, November 13, 7:00am
The U.S. Senate passed the bi-partisan immigration reform bill S. 744 last June. but there has been little action in the House of Representatives since then. Even though it looks like there would be enough votes in the House to pass an immigration bill, the leadership has stalled the process.
Faith communities, labor & grassroots organizations have continued to mobilize and advocate for immigration reform and will begin a Fast for Immigrant Justice.
Fasting has been part of religious traditions for thousands of years, as a form of purification, re-focusing spiritually, and finding new vision. It is also part of the prophetic tradition to give public witness to injustice and speak truth to power.
For our purposes, fasting has also been used to facilitate political change, one example being César Chávez’s 25-day fast for migrant grape workers’ rights in 1968.