TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER GOES HUNGRY FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM!!!
A recent message to constituents from Congressman Cleaver reveals an impressive level of commitment to a longstanding controversial issue.
To wit . . .
THIS WEEK CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER WENT HUNGRY IN SOLIDARITY WITH IMMIGRATION REFORM ADVOCATES!!!
Sadly, the movement hasn't garnered much attention in Kansas City but this faith struggle seems to have earned quite a following during the holiday season around the rest of the nation . . .
Fox News Latino: Why I Am Fasting For Immigration Reform
WaPo: Advent a time to hope–and fast–for immigration reform
US News: Fasting for immigration reform: Strikers go hungry in push for change
And so . . .
The season of Advent leads Congressman Cleaver to a bold action in support of fixing the broken American immigration system.
Check the deets seen FIRST here on TKC . . .
CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER FASTS IN SUPPORT OF IMMIGRATION REFORM
This week, I made a decision to fast for one day in solidarity with those in Washington, DC fasting for immigration reform.
My voluntary fast represents the urgency, the passion and sacrifice of a community of all creeds, race, gender, affiliation and status, striving for the attainment of immigration reform. I fast, pray and act until the bonds of families are no longer divided, until a pathway to citizenship is a fate for 11 million deserving immigrants and their families, until immigration reform is no longer a notion, but a reality.
I fasted because the suffering of immigrants and in our communities has moved me to act. I fasted in support of the many, many immigrants who have lost loved ones due to our broken immigration system. And I extend my unwavering support to the fasters around the nation who are bravely highlighting the moral crisis we face with this broken immigration system.
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 a chance to complete the dream for 11 million aspiring Americans by addressing the moral crisis that is our broken immigration system.
Unfortunately, we are still waiting to 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.
To learn more about the Fast for Families effort, click here.
Read the rest of Congressman Cleaver's newsletter.
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