FAST FOR OUR FUTURE
21 DAYS BEFORE THE 2008 ELECTION, THE LARGEST HUNGER STRIKE IN U.S. HISTORY CALLING ON 1,000,000 PEOPLE TO SIGN A PLEDGE TO VOTE FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS
The “Fast For Our Future” campaign will begin in Los Angeles on October 15th, 2008, three weeks before the November 4th presidential election. Over 100 people will fast in order to mobilize our community to vote for immigrant rights.
Fasters will give up all food and juice liquids. When engaging in a hunger strike, we will commit to only drink water.
The Fast will be based at an encampment at La Placita Olvera, the historic heart of Los Angeles. The encampment will be a visual representation of the size and growth of the hunger strike. Fasters will sleep in tents and live at the encampment for the duration of the Fast.
The Fast will continue until at least 1,000,000 people have signed the Pledge to vote and take action for immigrant rights.
Who's in?? I plan on fasting the day before the election: November 3. And I'm going to Dia de los Muertos at Olvera Street on Nov. 2!! Join me!