Monday, April 7, 2014
HOUSE MINORITY LEADER NANCY PELOSI AND OTHER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS VISIT WOMEN FASTING FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM AT NATIONAL MALL
Women from across the country have converged in DC to fast to push lawmakers to act on immigration reform and stop deportations [Washington, DC]
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and ten other members of the House of Representatives will visit the fasting women at the “Courage Café” on April 8th around 2pm at the National Mall at 4th Avenue, near the Air and Space Museum, in DC. Following a press conference and procession to the Capitol on Monday that launched a 48-hour fast for immigration reform, Pelosi and 10 other members of Congress — including Grace Meng (D-NY), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Lucille Roybal Allard (D-CA), Judy Chu (D-CA), Linda Sanchez (D-CA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Grace Meng (D-NY), Raul Grijalva (D–AZ), and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D–NM) — will visit the fasting women.
The women are spending the 48 hours sacrificing food but serving up courage through “courage conversations” and filling up a “Courage Basket” with messages from fasters and supporters around the country to encourage elected leaders to act, which they’ll deliver to the Capitol after breaking the fast on April 9th. In addition to visits from legislators, supporters nationwide, including actress Rosario Dawson, will be fasting remotely, and others will be emailing messages of courage to add to the ”Courage Basket.”
DATE: Tuesday, April 8th 48-hour fast: Monday, April 7 – Wednesday, April 9
TIME: 2pm - 3pm
WHERE: Courage Café tent On the National Mall at 4th Avenue, close to the Air and Space Museum