"Fast for Families" to Announce Four-Day Fast in Key Republican District

For Immediate Release

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Beatriz Lopez, beatriz.lopez@seiu.org, 202-412-7396

Casey Schoeneberger, cschoeneberger@faithinpubliclife.org, 202-569-4254

"Fast for Families" to Announce Four-Day Fast in Key Republican District

"Fast for Families" Leaders Eliseo Medina and DJ Yoon Update from the Road, Broad Alliance of Faith and Immigrants Rights Leaders to Welcome National Tour in Virginia as the "Fast for Families" Tent Resurrects in Cantor's Backyard

WASHINGTON - As the "Fast for Families" national bus tour enters its sixth week, having visited more than 60 congressional districts, Eliseo Medina of SEIU and DJ Yoon of NAKASEC will provide a brief update from the road and announce a four-day fast at the center of Congressman Eric Cantor's city of Richmond.

"Fast for Families" will resurrect tents in Richmond, as they did on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. during the month-long fast late last year. Both buses will come together to join constituents and local faith and immigrant rights advocates to urge the House Republican leader and the Virginia congressional delegation to move immigration reform to a vote. A number of events are planned during the four-day fast starting on Thursday, April 3.

Medina and Yoon will be joined by leaders from Virginia and other stops who are continuing efforts in their congressional districts to call on their members of Congress to champion immigration reform with path to citizenship.

PRESS TELECONFERENCE - APRIL 2 WEDNESDAY

WHAT: National press teleconference with "Fast for Families" and faith and immigrant rights leaders to report from the road and announce major efforts in Congressman Eric Cantor's city of Richmond.

WHEN: April 2, Wednesday at 12 pm (EST)/ 9 am (PST)

WHERE: Call 888-510-1785, Conference ID: 7522839

WHO: "Fast for Families" Eliseo Medina and DJ Yoon, and faith and immigrant rights leaders

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