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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Fast For Families Bus Tour for Immigration Reform in Washington State Today

“Fast for Families”, Vancouver Council Member, and Community Leaders to Call on Rep. Herrera Beutler to Back Commonsense Immigration Reform 

 “Fast for Families” Leaders DJ Yoon (NAKASEC), Vancouver City Council Member Burkman, Community and Faith Leaders Carry Torch for Reform Across America

VANCOUVER, WA – On Tuesday, March 4, the national “Fast for Families Across America” campaign arrives in Vancouver to press local Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA3) to champion commonsense immigration reform by calling on House leadership to call a vote for immigration reform this year.

At a 1:30pm press conference, Fast for Families leader DJ Yoon will be joined by Vancouver constituents and leaders – including Council Member Jack Burkman, Rick Covington (OneAmerica), and Rosalba Pitkin (Clark College) – to underscore the crisis facing our nation’s families and the moral urgency for reform. Following the press conference, Yoon and the local leaders will attend a 3:00pm meeting with Congresswoman Herrera Beutler's staff to discuss the need to fix our nation’s broken immigration system.

“Fast for Families” reignited the immigration debate last November when Fast for Families leader Yoon and others including Eliseo Medina, Cristian Avila, and Rudy Lopez – abstained from all food, except for water – for 22 days on the National Mall. Joined by faith, labor and immigrant rights leaders and thousands across the country who fasted in solidarity, the movement drew national attention, including the support of President Obama, members of Congress – many of whom fasted – and national civil rights leaders.

The “Fast for Families Across America” bus tour – covering 18 states and more than 14,200 miles – kicked off in Los Angeles on February 24 and is targeting 75+ key congressional representatives and mobilizing advocates from across the political spectrum.


What:         “Fast for Families” leaders, Vancouver leaders and advocates to call on Rep. Jaime Herera Beutler to champion immigration reform

Where:       Vancouver City Hall – 415 West 6th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660

When:        Tuesday, Mar. 4 at 1:30 PM

Who:          Dae Joong (DJ) Yoon, Fast for Families / NAKASEC
                  Vancouver Council Member Jack Burkman
                  Rick Covington, OneAmerica
                  Rosalba Pitkin, Community Leader
                  Vancouver faith community representative

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On Twitter: @Fast4Families #TimeisNow


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