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Monday, December 2, 2013

Fast for Families Solidarity Press Conference for Immigration Reform in Bend on Tuesday

Oregon Joins “Fast for Families” on National Day of Fasting and Prayer Today in Bend

Message to Speaker Boehner and Congressman Greg Walden:  Give us a Vote on Immigration Reform

Bend, Ore. -- Today,  Causa Oregon, SEIU, community leaders and others will hold a press conference in Bend and engage in a 1-day fast in solidarity with the "Fast for Families" campaign organized by SEIU leader Eliseo Medina and Korean-American leader DJ Yoon.  Medina and Yoon have held a water-only fast for 22 days in an effort to "touch the heart" of House Speaker John Boehner, who has so far refused to schedule a vote on comprehensive immigration reform.

Those participating in the "Fast for Families" in Washington D.C. and in solidarity actions nationwide since November 12th are continuing to draw attention to the moral crisis caused by our country's broken immigration system and its impact on millions of families. Andrea Miller, Causa's Executive Director and Rob Sisk, President of SEIU Local 503  are among those participating in a 24 hour solidarity fast today in Oregon.

In Oregon, immigrant rights advocates are calling on Congressman Walden to come out vocally and publicly in support of passage of Immigration Reform with a path to citizenship and to urge his fellow members of Congress and the GOP House leadership to pass a bill this year -- one that keeps families together.

“Fast for Families” Solidarity Press Conference & Fast
December 3, 2013
12:00 noon
1051 NW Bond St, 
Bend Oregon

Members of Causa, SEIU and local community leaders will gather outside Congressman Greg Walden’s bend office for a short program. Following the program, they will deliver a letter in solidarity with “Fast for Families” urging Congressman Walden to stand up for immigrant families and support immigration reform with a path to citizenship.

For more information about the "Fast for Families" National Day of Fasting and Prayer happening in Washington D.C. and solidarity events happening nationwide, please visit


Causa, Oregon's Statewide Immigrant Rights Organization is the largest Latina and Latino civil and human rights and advocacy organization in the Pacific Northwest. We work to defend and advance immigrant rights through coordination with local, state, and national coalitions and allies. For more information, visit


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