Wednesday, November 27, 2013
As Kevin Johnson noted this morning, activists at the National Mall are going into their third week of fasting for immigration reform. First Lady, Michelle Obama, tweeted about them.
From the Hill:
First lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday recognized the group of activists fasting for immigration reform on the National Mall.
As families begin to gather for Thanksgiving, I’m thinking of the brave #Fast4Families immigration reform advocates. We're with you. -mo
— FLOTUS (@FLOTUS) November 26, 2013
Obama wrote the tweet herself.
The first lady is just the latest figure from the White House to have recognized the fasters. Vice President Biden met with the activists last week.
During remarks Monday in San Francisco, President Obama also gave a shout-out to the "Fast4Families" advocates who have been fasting for two weeks now.
“I want to say to Eliseo Medina, my friend from SEIU, and the other fasters who are there as we speak, I want them to know we hear you. We're with you. The whole country hears you,” Obama said.
Biden made a surprise visit to the group on the Mall Friday. Read more...