LUPE and the RGV Equal Voice Network have begun a 40-day fast chain, Fast and Prayer against Militarization and for Citizenship (Ayuno y Oracion en Contra de la Militarización y a Favor de Ciudadanía), to deliver a strong moral argument for immigration reform: reforms to immigration and border enforcement should treat everyone with the compassion they deserve as human beings.
We are fasting so that our leaders and the nations as a whole passes comprehensive immigration reform without further militarization of the borders. We hope that our leaders recognize the equal worth and dignity of all human beings, especially immigrants, and recognize their right to be here, to work and pursuing a better life.
Each day at 12pm we will gather at LUPE’s San Juan office, located at the corner of Cesar Chavez Rd and Business 83, where individuals will begin their fast and will share their reasons for making the 24 hour sacrifice. Those who cannot join the daily ceremony can join the virtual fast by changing their Facebook profile picture.
Sign up below or click here for more information on the fast.