Apr 10, 2014
CWAers from Locals 2222, 2252 and 32035, with President Cohen, join the Fast for Families activists at a rally outside the Herndon, Va., office of Rep. Frank Wolf. (R) The Virginia event capped a nationwide bus tour with activists praying, protesting and calling on elected officials to support comprehensive immigration reform.
The Fast for Families Across America nationwide bus tour ended on Wednesday on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., where thousands of activists protested, prayed and pledged to keep up the fight for comprehensive immigration reform.
Beginning in Los Angeles on Feb. 25, two busloads of immigration activists traveled to 32 states and visited the offices of 100 members of Congress, calling on elected officials to allow a vote on immigration reform. The Senate passed S. 744 nearly a year ago, on June 27, by a bipartisan 68-32 vote.
On Tuesday, CWA President Larry Cohen, Senior Director Yvette Herrera and members of CWA Locals 2222, 2252, and TNG-CWA Local 32035, joined faith leaders, other union leaders and activists and 20 local fasters outside the office of Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10) in Herndon, Va. Activists also held a day-long vigil outside Wolf's office, and ended their fast that evening by sharing food and stories of families in Wolf's district who are being harmed by the immigration crisis.
CWAers join the action on the National Mall, as the Fast for Families activists end their fast and deliver thousands of petitions to senators and representatives calling for reform.
Earlier this week, the fasters also held a four-day, water-only fast in Richmond, Va., the home district of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, to urge him to convince House leaders to schedule a vote on immigration reform this year.
At the end of the Washington, D.C. rally, activists headed for Capitol Hill, carrying petitions signed by supporters across the country to their members of Congress, calling for action now on immigration reform.