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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 fast on ASISTA's website yesterday and today.

Possibly the most physically difficult part for me was preparing dinner for my family and sitting down with everyone while they were eating.  But at that moment, I realized what a tremendous privilege it is to be with my family at dinnertime and how thousands of immigrant women nationwide can't share a meal with their families, or read stories to their children at bedtime.  Without a doubt, the fast strengthened my resolve to work towards immigration reform that could help reunite and keep families together.

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