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Fast for Families: Reflections from Jim Wallis
Dec. 9, 9 a.m.: On November 12, I had the honor of commissioning the immigrants and faith leaders who began the Fast for Families and they honored us in return on December 3, by commissioning some of us to carry on their fast.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Farmington Daily Times
Pueblo drum maker to give hands-on performance at Aztec Public Library
On Tuesday, the library will host a presentation and talk by Arnold Herrera, a second generation Pueblo drum maker from Cochiti Pueblo, which is located 22 miles southwest of Santa Fe in Sandoval County.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
The Gaston Gazette
Nun fasts for immigrant reform movement in D.C.
A local nun traveled to the nation's capital this week and fasted for two days as part of a month-long movement in Washington, D.C. Immigrant rights and labor leaders launched "Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform and Citizenship" on Nov. 12. The group set up tents on Capitol Hill last month, and members plan to remain until Thursday.
The Jersey Journal
Boy Scout Troop 8 of Chatham travel to Washington, D.C.
Scouts from BSA Troop 8 in Chatham traveled to Washington, D.C. from Nov. 17-19 to tour the Capital, the Library of Congress, the Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial, the Arlington National Cemetery, the American History Museum, the Air and Space Museum, and the International Spy Museum.
The Art of the Grand Gesture
Your Fast / Diet Plan Does Not Move Me
If you wander over to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., you'll see a group of people who are trying to shame the Congress into changing a law.
St. Cloud Times
Quilt panels spread awareness of AIDS/HIV in Central Minnesota
The Minnesota Street Market in St. Joseph is hosting a series of events aimed at raising awareness of HIV and AIDS in Central Minnesota.
Fasting for immigration reform: Strikers starve to push for change
WASHINGTON, D.C. When the hunger headaches get strong, Lenka Mendoza focuses on why she is fasting and dreams of what she would do if she won the right to legally live and work in the U.S.: She would return to her home country, Peru, to hug her cancer-stricken mom.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Ga. man accused of dumping waste into Potomac River
A Georgia man was indicted on conspiracy, Clean Water Act, false claims and related charges for allegedly dumping waste into the Potomac River from 2009 to 2011.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Video: A look inside the pro-amnesty hunger strike
A group advocating amnesty for illegal immigrants is currently holding a hunger strike in Washington, D.C. in an attempt to draw attention to immigration reform on Capitol Hill.
One man's dream of a Museum of the American People
The working design for the National Museum of the American People, which organizers hope will be located at the Banneker Overlook at the edge of L'Enfant Plaza.
Fast-Food Strikes Return Amid Push for Wage Hikes
Fast-food workers and labor organizers are marching, waving signs and chanting in cities across the country Thursday amid a push for higher wages.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Rep. Vargas joins fast for immigration reform
Proponents of immigration reform have waved signs on street corners, conducted sit-ins, marched by the thousands and lobbied legislators with letters and phone calls.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Fasters for Immigration Reform Pass Torch to New Group
For 22 days, a group of activists has gone without food in hopes of getting Congress to vote on immigration reform.
The Las Vegas Sun
In brief: Boehner hires immigration adviser; fast on National Mall reaches 22 days
Theresa Navarro, right, and Bob Fulkerson, to her left, participate in a pro-immigration reform sit-in outside House Speaker John Boehner's office in the Longworth House Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, July 31, 2013.
Greene Publishing, Inc.
This Is Honor Flight
By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. In 2004, a few days shy of the 60th anniversary of D-Day and two days before Memorial Day, President George W. Bush dedicated the U.S. National World War II Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Consisting of 56 large granite pillars with bas-relief sculptures, arranged in two semi-circles around an ... (more)
New activists continue fast for immigration reform
Four immigrant rights activists ended their 22-day fast Tuesday on the National Mall and were immediately replaced with eight others who pledged to continue the fast.
Immigrant activists end DC fast, pass baton
Three immigrant advocates on a hunger strike to pressure lawmakers to change the country's immigration system ended their three-week fast Tuesday on the National Mall, while a new group of fasters including U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III took their place.
The Miami Herald
Florida activists join immigrants in national fast
Nearly a dozen Florida immigration advocates are fasting for the day in solidarity with activists on a hunger strike in Washington.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Player of the Week: Immigration activists
Fast for Families, a coalition of groups that support a pathway to citizenship, has organized a nationwide fast to promote their agenda.
Ventura County Star
Oxnard labor leader loses 20 pounds in protest calling for immigration reform
Eilseo Medina, a well-known labor leader from Oxnard, has lost nearly 20 pounds during a hunger strike in an effort to pressure House Republicans to overhaul immigration laws, a group spokesperson said Monday.