MEDIA RELEASE: NC Justice Center stands in solidarity with “Fast for Families” to support fair immigration reform

RALEIGH (December 6, 2013) — This week, the North Carolina Justice Center, alongside the Southeast Asian Coalition, is standing in solidarity with organizations nationwide to push for humane immigration reform, a pathway to citizenship, and for families torn apart by deportation.

On November 12, faith, immigrant rights, and labor leaders announced the launch of “Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform and Citizenship,” taking place on the National Mall, steps away from the U.S. Capitol. Leaders and immigrant members of the community to fast every day and night, abstaining from all food – except water – to move the hearts and compassion of members of Congress to pass immigration reform with a path to citizenship.

As members of the House of Representatives return to Washington, DC, the NC Justice Center urges our lawmakers to look to the National Mall, where immigrants’ rights advocates have been fasting for more than three weeks, and consider the consequences of congressional inaction on immigration reform.

“It’s time for Congress to pass immigration reform that reflects our nation’s values,” said Dani Moore, director of the Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project at the NC Justice Center. “We fast for and stand in support of the activists who stand at the forefront of the Fast for Families movement as we continue to fight for justice.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Dani Moore, dani@ncjustice.org, 919.856.2178; Julia Hawes, Communications Specialist, julia@ncjustice.org, 919.863.2406.