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After fasting, I felt triumphant!

April 8, 2014
Editor’s Note: More than 1,200 women from 70 organizations are fasting in 35 states for immigration reform that keeps families together and treats women fairly this month. The month of fasting will culminate April 7-9th, 2014 when 100 women will fast in DC for 48 hours. Click here to sign the petition urging Speaker Boehner to meet with these courageous women in DC in April. I put up a sign next to my cube at work that said I was fasting and got a lot of support from co-workers (especially those who were also fasting themselves), and others who share our office space. I shared a post on my...

The Most Difficult Part of the Fast...

April 8, 2014
Editor’s Note: More than 1,200 women from 70 organizations are fasting in 35 states for immigration reform that keeps families together and treats women fairly this month. The month of fasting will culminate April 7-9th, 2014 when 100 women will fast in DC for 48 hours. Click here to sign the petition urging Speaker Boehner to meet with these courageous women in DC in April. I was honored to participate in the Act. Fast. Women's Fast for Families campaign with a group of advocates across the country to raise awareness of the critical need of immigration reform. We shared information about the...

Estoy ayunando por familias como la mía

April 8, 2014
Nota de la editora: Más de 1.200 mujeres de 70 organizaciones están ayunando en 35 estados por la reforma migratoria que mantenga a las familias juntas y que trate a las mujeres con justicia y dignidad. 100 mujeres se unieron en el capitolio de Washington desde el 7 de abril hasta el 9 de abril para ayunar por 48 horas. ¡Firme esta petición al diputado Boehner para reunirse con estas mujeres valientes en Washington! Yo voy a estar ayunando por 24 horas para lograr un camino a la ciudadanía. También para asegurar que los derechos de los inmigrantes se implementen. El papá de mis hijos...

Estoy participando en el ayuno por nuestras familias

April 8, 2014
Nota de la editora: Más de 1.200 mujeres de 70 organizaciones están ayunando en 35 estados por la reforma migratoria que mantenga a las familias juntas y que trate a las mujeres con justicia y dignidad. 100 mujeres se unieron en el capitolio de Washington desde el 7 de abril hasta el 9 de abril para ayunar por 48 horas. ¡Firme esta petición al diputado Boehner para reunirse con estas mujeres valientes en Washington! Yo voy estar participando en el ayuno porque quiero apoyar un camino a la ciudadanía. He estado en los Estados Unidos por más de 16 años y no he podido regresar a ver a mi familia...

Immigrant Women Need Immigration Reform NOW: My Mother’s Story

April 8, 2014
Editor’s Note: More than 1,200 women from 70 organizations are fasting in 35 states for immigration reform that keeps families together and treats women fairly this month. The month of fasting will culminate April 7-9th, 2014 when 100 women will fast in DC for 48 hours. Click here to sign the petition urging Speaker Boehner to meet with these courageous women in DC in April. In 1971, my mom walked out of a plane and set foot on U.S. soil for the very first time. At age 17, she left Guyana, a small provincial country plagued by ethnic conflict and economic instability, for the bright lights of...

Hungry for Action and Reform

April 8, 2014
Editor’s Note: More than 1,200 women from 70 organizations are fasting in 35 states for immigration reform that keeps families together and treats women fairly this month. The month of fasting will culminate April 7-9th, 2014 when 100 women will fast in DC for 48 hours. Click here to sign the petition urging Speaker Boehner to meet with these courageous women in DC in April. This blog post originally appeared in the National Immigrant Justice Center website. I’m hungry. Today, I join advocates for immigrant survivors of violence across the country in a 24-hour fast to call attention to the...

Le Exigo Al Presidente Que Cumpla Sus Promesas

April 4, 2014
Soy Ines Lazarte. Soy miembra de la Colectiva de Mujeres desde hace más de 14 años y trabajo en limpieza de casas y también como “care giver” o en el cuidado de personas mayores. Mañana estamos entrando en huelga de hambre por una causa justa que es LA REFORMA MIGRATORIA. Exigimos al presidente Obama que cumpla lo que prometió cuando entró de presidente, y lo que está haciendo es todo lo contrario, deportando a tanta gente, separando familias sin compasión de los niños que se quedan al amparo de DIOS. Nunca en la historia de EEUU se habia visto tantas deportaciones, y menos de un Presidente...

I Am a Mother and an Immigrant

April 4, 2014
Editor’s Note: More than 1,200 women from 70 organizations are fasting in 35 states for immigration reform that keeps families together and treats women fairly this month. The month of fasting will culminate April 7-9th, 2014 when 100 women will fast in DC for 48 hours. Click here to sign the petition urging Speaker Boehner to meet with these courageous women in DC in April. On Monday, I stood in front of the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma because I can’t imagine living with the fear that my son could be torn from me at any moment. In the few hours that I stood in front of the detention...
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I am fasting for families

April 2, 2014
Editor’s Note: More than 1,200 women from 70 organizations are fasting in 35 states for immigration reform that keeps families together and treats women fairly this month. The month of fasting will culminate April 7-9th, 2014 when 100 women will fast in DC for 48 hours. Click here to sign the petition urging Speaker Boehner to meet with these courageous women in DC in April. At 6:30 am on March 31, 50 women and men gathered at the NW Detention Center to kick off the Washington State participation in ACT. FAST Women’s Fast for Families . Some of us were there because we were sentenced to...

I will fast for those who have been silenced

April 2, 2014
Editor's Note: More than 1,200 women from 70 organizations are fasting in 35 states for immigration reform that keeps families together and treats women fairly this month. The month of fasting will culminate April 7-9th, 2014 when 100 women will fast in DC for 48 hours. Click here to sign the petition urging Speaker Boehner to meet with these courageous women in DC in April. In my reflections during my fast, I thought about the need to provide a voice for those who do not have the capacity to speak for themselves. Un-silencing the hunger pangs that came and went, un-silencing all the families...

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