For Immediate Release
'Fast for Families Across America' Finishes Tour in DC
Buses Arrive at National Mall for Rally, Breaking of Fast with We Belong Together
WASHINGTON - After seven weeks, more than 15,000 miles and 80+ congressional districts, the “Fast for Families Across America” buses are completing their journey on the National Mall this morning. The buses will be greeted by a rally of supporters from the faith, business, labor and immigrant rights communities, continuing the call that “America Deserves a Vote on Immigration Reform.”
The rally will bring together the “Fast for Families” leaders and the We Belong Together – Women For Commonsense Immigration Reform 48 hour fast being held on the Mall. These two campaigns have been shining a light on the moral and economic crisis created by our broken immigration system and urging members of the House to act this year to pass commonsense immigration reform.
The concluding rally will be followed by a procession to the Capitol where Fast for Families and We Belong Together leaders will deliver a letter to Speaker John Boehner asking for a vote on commonsense immigration reform and meet with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Rabbi David Saperstein, RAC
Rev. Anthony Suarez, NHCLC
Rev. Gabriel Salguero, NALeC
Rev. John McCullough, Church World Service
Rev. Sharon Stanley, Disciples of Christ
Norma Mendoza Chavez, We Belong Together
Eliseo Medina, Fast for Families
DJ Yoon, Fast for Families & NAKASEC
Henry Cisneros, Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Rev. Jim Wallis, Sojourners
Rev. Eunsung Lee, United Methodist Church & NAKASEC
Cristian Avila, Fast for Families
WHAT: “Fast for Families Across America” national bus tour completes journey at the National Mall. Closing rally, procession to Capitol, media availability
WHERE: 4th Street between Jefferson & Madison
Washington DC 20024
WHEN: Wednesday, April 9
10:00 AM “Fast for Families Across America” buses arrive at 4th Street rally
10:15 AM Rally speaking program begins on National Mall
11:15 AM Rally concludes
11:20 AM Delegation proceeds to Capitol Hill for meetings with members, deliver letter to Speaker Boehner, meet with Majority Leader Reid
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