Wednesday, December 4th - 'Fast For Families' Community Tent on the National Mall, Washington, DC (3rd and Jefferson, SW)
Please join members of the We Were Strangers, Too: The Jewish Campaign for Immigration Reform for a celebration in conjunction with the "Fast for Families" campaign in Washington, DC. We will light the menorah and honor individuals participating in the campaign, including community leaders like Rabbi Steve Gutow, President of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), as he begins a 24-hour solidarity fast.
Since the Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform & Citizenship campaign began on November 12th, it has garnered national and international attention. Over the holiday weekend, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama visited the tent in person, where they brought a message of support for the fast and for reforming our broken immigration system. The tent has also been visited by Vice President Joe Biden, member of Congress, Cabinet secretaries, community and religious leaders, and countless Americans eager to see immigration reform passed this year. To learn more, visit fast4families.org.
This event is cosponsored by: American Jewish Committee, HIAS, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, The Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action, Jewish Community Action, Jewish Labor Committee, Jewish Social Justice Roundtable, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice [JFREJ]], National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW),Rabbinical Assembly, Union for Reform Judaism, and Uri L'Tzedek.