Today is the 8th day of the Fast for Families, which began last week to pressure Speaker Boehner and House Republicans to move on immigration reform. Advocates, along with the fasters, marched on the National Mall to Boehner’s office to request a meeting with the Speaker and ask him to call a vote on immigration reform.
The five main fasters, Eliseo Medina of the SEIU, Dae Joong Yoon of NAKASEC, Cristian Avila of Mi Familia Vota, Lisa Sharon Harper of Sojourners, and Rev. Samuel Rodriguez of NHCLC have each already lost more than 10lbs each in the last week.
View the pictures from today’s march on the hill here: