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TheObamaCrat™ Wake-Up Call: It’s Friday The 13th….11 Days Left To Go Broke!!


 

By Jueseppi B.

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White House Schedule – December 13, 2013

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13th, 2013

 

DAILY GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13th, 2013

 

In the afternoon, the President and the Vice President will meet with a group of newly-elected mayors from across the country to discuss the ways in which the Obama Administration can serve as an active partner on job creation and ensuring middle class families have a pathway to opportunity. This meeting builds on the unprecedented effort of the Administration to partner with mayors working to implement policies that lead to high-paying, high-skill jobs in their communities. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting.

 

Friday, December 13 2013  All Times ET

 

1:00 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, Brady Briefing Room.

 

2:15 PM: The President and the Vice President meet with newly elected mayors, Roosevelt Room.

 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) – President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with a group of newly elected mayors from across the United States Friday, the daily schedule indicated.

 

The schedule indicated Obama and Biden will discuss ways in which the administration could be a partner with cities in job creation and helping the middle class.

 

 

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December 13, 2013 1:00 PM EST

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

The White House, Watch it Live: White House LIVE!! Streaming.

 

 

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White House Champions of Change: ConnectEd

 

Published on Dec 12, 2013

On November 21st, the White House hosted the Champions of Change: ConnectEd. America’s teachers who are implementing advanced technology resources and instruction are preparing students for the workforce and the future of education. The champions shared their experiences utilizing and teaching with the use of these technologies and the impact it has had on their classrooms and students.

 

 

 

12/12/13: White House Press Briefing

 

Published on Dec 12, 2013

White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.

 

 

 

White House Weatherization Event

 

Published on Dec 9, 2013

On December 9th, the White House will host a Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) event. The Council on Environmental Quality will work with the Department of Energy to highlight best practices, innovative technologies developed by WAP, impacts on skills training and job creation, and the relationship between WAP and the private sector. Private sector representatives will share their stories and experience with weatherization alongside Administration representatives on 3 panels. December 9, 2013.

 

 

 

Ask The White House: Immigration Reform

 

Published on Dec 11, 2013

Vice President Joe Biden and Cecilia Muñoz, the President’s Domestic Policy Advisor, answer your questions about immigration reform in a live Skype video call hosted by Bing and Skype. December 11, 2013

 

 

 

Street artist Panzarino prepares a memorial as he writes the names of the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims during the six-month anniversary of the massacre, at Union Square in New York

 

Sandy Hook: “Evil did not win.”

 

Published on Dec 6, 2013

A mother who lost her 6-year-old daughter at Sandy Hook shares what tragedy has taught her during the past year.

 

 

 

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Children killed by guns since Newtown

 

Published on Dec 11, 2013

Mother Jones’ special report on children killed by guns in the year since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

 

 

 

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Christmas time at Barack & Michelle's House

Christmas time at Barack & Michelle’s House

 

House Republicans’ 12 Days of Congress

 

Published on Dec 12, 2013

‘Tis the season to reflect on Congressional Republicans’ priorities in 2013, an agenda best described as an endless cornucopia of giveaways for the rich and best captured in song.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is releasing a holiday anthem that sums up Republicans’ agenda — “12 Days of Congress” — and offering millions of supporters free downloads so they can add the tune to their holiday playlists. The song can also be downloaded as a ringtone and is available at: http://12daysofcongress.tumblr.com.

 

 

 

Statements and Releases December 12, 2013

 

Statement by the Press Secretary on Iowa expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act

 

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on the African Great Lakes Region

 

Statement by the Press Secretary on the House’s Passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013

 

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

 

 

December 13th, 2013: White House Photo of the Day

 

President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, attends a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Dec. 12, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, attends a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Dec. 12, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

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I Got A Christmas Card From Barack, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, Sunny & Bo

I Got A Christmas Card From Barack, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, Sunny & Bo

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TheObamaCrat™ Wake-Up Call For HuMpDaY The 11th Of December. Just 14 Days Left To Spend Money You Don’t Have.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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White House Schedule – December 11th, 2013

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 11th, 2013

 

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11th, 2013

 

In the morning, the President and the First Lady will arrive at the White House. The arrival on the South Lawn is open press.

 

Wednesday, December 11 2013 All Times ET

 

6:25 AM: The President and the First Lady arrive Joint Base Andrews.

 

6:40 AM: The President and the First Lady arrive the White House, South Lawn.

 

11:00 AM: The Vice President attends and delivers remarks at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela, Washington National Cathedral.  LISTEN LIVE

 

12:30 PM: Press Briefing by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest. The Brady Briefing Room.  WATCH LIVE

 

3:45 PM: The Vice President and Cecilia Muñoz, Director of the Domestic Policy Council, answer questions about immigration reform during a live online event hosted by Skype and Bing.  WATCH LIVE

 

This Afternoon: We’re Answering Your Questions on Immigration

 

Today at 3:45 p.m. ET, Vice President Biden and Cecilia Muñoz, the President’s Domestic Policy Advisor, are sitting down to answer your questions about immigration reform.

 

During the conversation hosted by Bing and Skype, the Vice President and Cecilia will speak with folks from around the country via live Skype Video Call, and answer questions submitted through both Skype Video and social media.

 

Click here to find out how to get involved in today’s chat.

 

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5:00 PM: The Vice President delivers remarks at the 12th Annual George McGovern Leadership Award Ceremony of World Food Program USA, Russell Senate Office Building.  LISTEN LIVE

 

 

 

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Watch All White House LIVE!! Streaming

 

Next Up…

December 11, 2013 12:30 PM EST

Press Briefing by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest

The White House, Watch All White House LIVE!! Streaming

 

 

 

December 11, 2013 3:45 PM EST

Vice President Biden and Cecilia Muñoz Answer Questions about Immigration Reform

Live Online Event Hosted by Skype and Bing
The White House, Watch All White House LIVE!! Streaming

 

 

 

December 11, 2013 5:00 PM EST

Vice President Biden Speaks at the 12th Annual George McGovern Leadership Award Ceremony of World Food Program USA

Audio Only

Washington, DC, Listen At White House LIVE!! Streaming

 

 

 

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The White House Blog

 

Remembering Nelson Mandela

 

President Obama’s Message to the People of the Central African Republic

 

 

Watch: Creating the 2013 White House Gingerbread House

 

 

 

Open Data Round Up

 

You’re Invited: White House Holiday Social

 

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“Don’t Just Play on Your Phone, Program It”

 

 

 

Statements and Releases December 10, 2013

 

Statement by the President on the Budget

 

Statement by the President on the Confirmation of Mel Watt

 

Statement by the President on the Confirmation of Patricia Millett

 

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on the Completion of the U.S. – Russia “Megatons to Megawatts” Program

 

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Kenya to Attend the 50th Anniversary of the Republic of Kenya

 

Statement by the President on the Volcker Rule

 

Vice President Biden Announces $100 Million to Increase Access to Mental Health Services

 

 

Presidential Actions

 

Presidential Memorandum — Central African Republic Drawdown

 

 

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Gathering In Unity: The President And First Lady Visit Those Fasting For Immigration Reform


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Gathering in the Spirit of Unity: The President and First Lady Visit Those Fasting for Immigration Reform

 

Cecilia Muñoz
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November 29, 2013
02:31 PM EST

 

President Obama and the First Lady visited the brave individuals who are fasting in the shadow of the Capitol, sacrificing their health in an effort to get Congress to act swiftly on commonsense immigration reform.President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visits with a group staging a public fast for immigration on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Nov. 29, 2013. “Fast for Families” is seeking to pressure Congress into passing an immigration bill. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

Today, the President and the First Lady visited the brave individuals who are fasting in the shadow of the Capitol, sacrificing their health in an effort to get Congress to act swiftly on commonsense immigration reform. The President and the First Lady gave their support for their fight for family unity this Thanksgiving weekend, as families across the country come together to spend time with loved ones.

 

Since November 12, fasters from “Fast For Families” have abstained from all food except water in an effort to bring attention to the urgent need for the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives to take a vote on comprehensive immigration reform. Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and I have also visited Fast For families in recent weeks.

 

The fasters shared their stories and described empty stomachs but full hearts as they received an outpouring of support; to date, more than 3,000 people around the country have committed to fasting in solidarity.

 

The President and the First Lady thanked Eliseo Medina, Dae Joong Yoon, and all of the fasters for their sacrifice and dedication and told them that the country is behind them on immigration reform.  He said that the only thing standing in the way is politics.  And it is the brave commitment to change from advocates like them that will pressure the House to finally act on immigration reform.

 

This Thanksgiving, as friends, family, and community gather in the spirit of unity, we lend our support to those fighting for making commonsense immigration reform a reality. We will stand with them every step of the way to make sure that we bring coherence to our immigration laws, and pass a common sense reform that is consistent with our tradition as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.

 

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Fast For Families: A Call For Immigration Reform & Citizenship.

 

Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform & Citizenship

 

On November 12, faith, immigrant rights and labor leaders announced the launch of “Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform and Citizenship,” taking place on theNational Mall, steps away from the Capitol. Leaders and immigrant members of the community will fast every day and night, abstaining from all food—except water—to move the hearts and compassion of members of Congress to pass immigration reform with a path to citizenship.

 

The fast in Washington, DC will be in conjunction with dozens of local and solidarity fastsevents, and actions already underway in key congressional districts across the country. Fasters will be joined nationwide by groups and activists who are prepared to make sacrifices for the passage of immigration reform with a path to citizenship.

 

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TAKE ACTION

  1. Calling your Member of Congress to support commonsense immigration reform or to support H.R. 15
  2. Getting as many people as possible to fast in solidarity with the Washington, DC fasters by fasting in large groups in public places so we can bring attention to this important issue
  3. Highlighting the moral crisis caused by the broken immigration system
  4. Raising public awareness of the suffering and sacrifice immigrants face in our country

 

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About The Fast

 

What we hope to accomplish
This year, we have come the closest ever to achieving real immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship. In June, the U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive, bipartisan immigration bill (S.744). Now, the House of Representatives has chance to complete the dream for 11 million aspiring Americans by addressing the moral crisis that is our broken immigration system.

 

Unfortunately, the Republican leadership in the House continues to delay a vote on the one issue that holds strong bipartisan support and is backed by a breadth of communities and groups across the country.

 

Every day the House leadership stalls on a vote for immigration reform, families and communities suffer the impact of deportations, deaths on the border, exploitation at work and the fear of living in the shadows with no path to citizenship.

 

By fasting, we hope to follow the examples of Cesar ChavezMartin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi to touch the compassion and sensibilities of our elected leaders to address the moral crisis of an immigration system that fails to comport with our national values, our creeds and belief in justice.

 

It’s time to once and for all pass true immigration reform.

 

Read the Fasters’ Declaration

 

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Events

 

November 27, 2013Richmond, VA
Thanksgiving Action to Stop Deportations 

 

12 Noon
Thanksgiving Action to Stop Deportations
West County Detention Facility
5555 Giant Highway, Richmond
Contact: Rev. Deborah Lee @ dlee@clueca.org

 

 

November 28, 2013Los Angeles, CA – 10:00am PST
Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice/Los Angeles and Union de Guatemalteco Emigrantes

Immigrant Mothers, Children’s March and Prayer Vigil to LA Federal Downtown Building (Olympic Avenue and Broadway) | Sponsored by Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice/Los Angeles and Union de Guatemalteco Emigrantes

 

 

December 1, 2013Nationwide
PICO

Asking whole network to Fast

 


* Official ‘Fast for Families’ events

 

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Get Involved

 

Supporting Immigration Reform

 

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Cecilia Muñoz
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November 21, 2013
07:00 PM EST

 

Over the many years that I have worked in the Latino community and the civil rights movement, I have seen the photo many times, perhaps more than any other photo. Often it is dog-eared from having been on a wall for many years, or pulled out of a wallet many times. It’s a photo ofCesar Chavez, weak from fasting over many weeks. Next to him is Robert Kennedy, who visited him and offered his support and solidarity during the fast. Chavez is leaning heavily on Kennedy, who has his hand on Chavez’ arm; one is smiling weakly, the other brightly.   The photo is dear to people who remember the years of Chavez organizing farmworkers, bringing his tremendous moral authority to their struggle.

 

The photo has been on my mind a great deal this week, as another fighter for justice, my friend Eliseo Medina, begins the second week of the Fast for Families, which is taking place in a tent near the U.S. Capitol. He, along with Rev. Sam Rodriguez, Dae Joong Yoon, Lisa Sharon Harper, Cristian Avila, and Marco Grimaldo are fasting to draw attention to the urgent need for immigration reform.

 

I had the honor of visiting with the fasters and hearing their stories on day 9 of their water-only fast, and I was deeply moved by their moral commitment. They described why immigration reform matters in their lives, as it does for Christian, a DREAMer who told me he is fasting for his own chance at citizenship, to honor his parents, and to call attention to the need for immigration reform to keep his family from the threat of separation. They shared with me their hopes for achieving an immigration reform that feels within reach, because the House of Representatives has the support it needs to pass legislation, and the coalition supporting it has unprecedented depth and strength. They described empty stomachs but full hearts as they receive an outpouring of support; to date, more than 3000 people around the country have committed to fasting in solidarity.

 

For my part, I was honored to share that President Obamais deeply committed to this fight; he knows that immigration reform is right for the country, for the economy, and for our communities all around the country. He will keep pushing until the job is done, and he and his team take great inspiration from the sacrifice of a handful of advocates who are following in the tradition of Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Ghandi to bring compassion and commitment to this debate.

 

Cecilia Muñoz is the Director of the Domestic Policy Council

 

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When You Sit Down To Thanksgiving Dinner This Year, Remember This….


 

By Jueseppi B

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For decades, Congress has authorized SNAP in a bipartisan fashion through the Farm Bill. They don’t have to do it in a way that hurts children, seniors, veterans, and vulnerable families. Learn more, and pass it on:

 

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Working to End Hunger in America

 

Valerie Jarrett & Cecilia Muñoz
November 01, 2013
07:58 PM EST

 

On November 1, millions of Americans will feel the effects of an automatic cut to food purchasing assistance provided through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  This is assistance that serves to help families get back on their feet, and children to receive the nourishment they need to stay healthy and competitive in the classroom.  For many families, these cuts are devastating, and couldn’t come at a worse time as they begin to regain their footing following the worst recession since the Great Depression.

 

That is why President Obama has proposed an extension of pre-November funding levels in the 2014 budget.  As the economy continues to grow and recover, SNAP is proven to effectively combat hunger and food insecurity while giving millions of hardworking Americans the temporary boost they need during tough times.

 

In the wake of this cut, the strategy currently underway in the House to remove millions more families from SNAP makes even less sense. The House’s current approach will stall our economic growth over the months and years ahead, while hampering our ability to build a stronger, more robust American workforce. That is why it is imperative that Congress pass a long-term, comprehensive Farm Bill that supports a strong agricultural economy, while ensuring healthy, affordable food for those who need it, when they need it.

 

The Obama Administration is committed to helping reduce the number of Americans who need SNAP the right way—by arming them with the skills they need to succeed in the workforce and opportunities to earn the income they need to support a family.

 

Working to end hunger in America should be a major priority for all Americans. Having boys and girls going to bed hungry and struggling to perform in the classroom is both heartbreaking and completely unacceptable.  Stemming hunger is more than the right thing to do, it is also the smart thing for our economy, for business, and for ensuring the competitiveness of American workers.

 

Valerie Jarrett is a Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. She oversees the Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs. Cecilia Muñoz is the Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council.

 

The following are just causes that you might be able to assist this Thanksgiving Holiday. Charity and Giving.

 

 

Child Abuse…….http://www.preventchildabuse.org/index.shtml

 

 

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence……..http://www.ncadv.org/

 

 

National Domestic ViolenceHotline……..http://www.thehotline.org/

 

 

Help For Abused & battered Women

………http://www.helpguide.org/mental/domestic_violence_abuse_help_treatment_prevention.htm

 

 

Waypoint Services…….http://www.waypointservices.org/

 

 

Domestic Violence Awareness Handbook……………..http://www.dm.usda.gov/shmd/aware.htm

 

 

National Coalition For The Homeless……..http://www.nationalhomeless.org/

 

 

Homelessness Resource Center……………http://homeless.samhsa.gov/default.aspx

 

 

National Center For Missing & Exploited Children……..http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PublicHomeServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US

 

 

Child AbductionResources……………http://www.globalmissing.com/

 

 

Amber Alert……………………http://www.amberalert.gov/

 

 

Coats For Kids Foundation……………..http://www.coats-for-kids.org/

 

 

Planned Parenthood……………..http://www.plannedparenthood.org/

 

 

Veterans Suicide Hotline………..http://veteranscrisisline.net/?gclid=CMq_rtG0n64CFYIUKgodoxx18Q

 

 

Suicide Hotline…………………http://suicidehotlines.com/

 

 

National Suicide PreventionHotline…………………………http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

 

Thank you.

 

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Fast For Families: A Call For Immigration Reform & Citizenship.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform & Citizenship

 

On November 12, faith, immigrant rights and labor leaders announced the launch of “Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform and Citizenship,” taking place on the National Mall, steps away from the Capitol. Leaders and immigrant members of the community will fast every day and night, abstaining from all food—except water—to move the hearts and compassion of members of Congress to pass immigration reform with a path to citizenship.

 

The fast in Washington, DC will be in conjunction with dozens of local and solidarity fastsevents, and actions already underway in key congressional districts across the country. Fasters will be joined nationwide by groups and activists who are prepared to make sacrifices for the passage of immigration reform with a path to citizenship.

 

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TAKE ACTION

  1. Calling your Member of Congress to support commonsense immigration reform or to support H.R. 15
  2. Getting as many people as possible to fast in solidarity with the Washington, DC fasters by fasting in large groups in public places so we can bring attention to this important issue
  3. Highlighting the moral crisis caused by the broken immigration system
  4. Raising public awareness of the suffering and sacrifice immigrants face in our country

 

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About The Fast

 

What we hope to accomplish
This year, we have come the closest ever to achieving real immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship. In June, the U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive, bipartisan immigration bill (S.744). Now, the House of Representatives has chance to complete the dream for 11 million aspiring Americans by addressing the moral crisis that is our broken immigration system.

 

Unfortunately, the Republican leadership in the House continues to delay a vote on the one issue that holds strong bipartisan support and is backed by a breadth of communities and groups across the country.

 

Every day the House leadership stalls on a vote for immigration reform, families and communities suffer the impact of deportations, deaths on the border, exploitation at work and the fear of living in the shadows with no path to citizenship.

 

By fasting, we hope to follow the examples of Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi to touch the compassion and sensibilities of our elected leaders to address the moral crisis of an immigration system that fails to comport with our national values, our creeds and belief in justice.

 

It’s time to once and for all pass true immigration reform.

 

Read the Fasters’ Declaration

 

ImmigrationDoc_img

 

Events

 

November 27, 2013Richmond, VA
Thanksgiving Action to Stop Deportations

 

12 Noon
Thanksgiving Action to Stop Deportations
West County Detention Facility
5555 Giant Highway, Richmond
Contact: Rev. Deborah Lee @ dlee@clueca.org

 

 

November 28, 2013Los Angeles, CA – 10:00am PST
Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice/Los Angeles and Union de Guatemalteco Emigrantes

Immigrant Mothers, Children’s March and Prayer Vigil to LA Federal Downtown Building (Olympic Avenue and Broadway) | Sponsored by Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice/Los Angeles and Union de Guatemalteco Emigrantes

 

 

December 1, 2013Nationwide
PICO

Asking whole network to Fast

 


* Official ‘Fast for Families’ events

 

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Get Involved

 

Supporting Immigration Reform

 

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Cecilia Muñoz
Cecilia Muñoz 

November 21, 2013
07:00 PM EST

 

Over the many years that I have worked in the Latino community and the civil rights movement, I have seen the photo many times, perhaps more than any other photo. Often it is dog-eared from having been on a wall for many years, or pulled out of a wallet many times. It’s a photo ofCesar Chavez, weak from fasting over many weeks. Next to him is Robert Kennedy, who visited him and offered his support and solidarity during the fast. Chavez is leaning heavily on Kennedy, who has his hand on Chavez’ arm; one is smiling weakly, the other brightly.   The photo is dear to people who remember the years of Chavez organizing farmworkers, bringing his tremendous moral authority to their struggle.

 

The photo has been on my mind a great deal this week, as another fighter for justice, my friend Eliseo Medina, begins the second week of the Fast for Families, which is taking place in a tent near the U.S. Capitol. He, along with Rev. Sam Rodriguez, Dae Joong Yoon, Lisa Sharon Harper, Cristian Avila, and Marco Grimaldo are fasting to draw attention to the urgent need for immigration reform.

 

I had the honor of visiting with the fasters and hearing their stories on day 9 of their water-only fast, and I was deeply moved by their moral commitment. They described why immigration reform matters in their lives, as it does for Christian, a DREAMer who told me he is fasting for his own chance at citizenship, to honor his parents, and to call attention to the need for immigration reform to keep his family from the threat of separation. They shared with me their hopes for achieving an immigration reform that feels within reach, because the House of Representatives has the support it needs to pass legislation, and the coalition supporting it has unprecedented depth and strength. They described empty stomachs but full hearts as they receive an outpouring of support; to date, more than 3000 people around the country have committed to fasting in solidarity.

 

For my part, I was honored to share that President Obamais deeply committed to this fight; he knows that immigration reform is right for the country, for the economy, and for our communities all around the country. He will keep pushing until the job is done, and he and his team take great inspiration from the sacrifice of a handful of advocates who are following in the tradition of Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Ghandi to bring compassion and commitment to this debate.

 

Cecilia Muñoz is the Director of the Domestic Policy Council

 

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