Join the Fast and Prayer against Militarization and for Citizenship

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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.

Tell us why you're fasting.

What motivates you to join the fast?

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  • answered 2015-11-16 11:42:29 -0600
    Q: Tell us why you're fasting.
    A: Testing survey.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-03-13 21:02:30 -0500
    I joined the fast for immigration reform & against militarization! Learn more! #WeAretheBorder
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-03-13 21:02:29 -0500
    I joined the fast for immigration reform & against militarization! Learn more! #WeAretheBorder
  • answered 2014-03-13 21:01:03 -0500
    Q: If we gave you the opportunity, would you give a recurring donation to LUPE once a month, given directly from your bank account for an amount that you choose?
    A: Need more info before I can decide
  • answered 2014-03-13 20:59:38 -0500
    Q: Tell us why you're fasting.
    A: To demonstrate support and solidarity with those who stand against the status quo in for the defense human rights .
  • answered 2014-02-08 13:14:53 -0600
    Q: If we gave you the opportunity, would you give a recurring donation to LUPE once a month, given directly from your bank account for an amount that you choose?
    A: No
  • answered 2014-02-08 13:14:46 -0600
    Q: Tell us why you're fasting.
    A: Cause you guys are doing it
  • answered 2013-10-03 17:14:23 -0500
    Q: Tell us why you're fasting.
    A: Immigrants are humans too and should not be hunted like animals.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2013-10-03 10:46:43 -0500
    I joined the fast for immigration reform & against militarization! Learn more! #WeAretheBorder
  • answered 2013-10-03 10:46:16 -0500
    Q: Tell us why you're fasting.
    A: Our leaders have to start taking immigrants into consideration and recognize that much of the US revenues is created by hard working immigrants. Targeting immigrants is not going to restore the nations stability. Instead they should focus their attention and money on other more serious threats to our country like terrorism and drug trafficking.
  • @JuliaBSullivan tweeted link to this page. 2013-10-03 05:23:37 -0500
    I joined the fast for immigration reform & against militarization! Learn more! #WeAretheBorder http://launiondelpuebloentero.nationbuilder.com/jointheayuno?recruiter_id=5252
  • posted about this on Facebook 2013-10-03 05:23:37 -0500
    I joined the fast for immigration reform & against militarization! Learn more! #WeAretheBorder
  • answered 2013-10-03 05:21:18 -0500
    Q: Tell us why you're fasting.
    A: I totally agree with Tim Sullivan’s remarks and will paraphrase here. A message needs to be sent to our federal and state lawmakers that the border fence is an ineffective monstrosity and a waste of our tax dollars. The creeping militarization of the border must end. Building prison-style walls, and putting military-style boats on the river or drones in the air or armored vehicles on the ground, goes against the very vision on which our country was founded. I want our elected officials to know that I object to an immigration policy that unfairly targets only our southern border. Our current immigration policy is broken and it must be reformed to a system that works for both employers and immigrant employees. It should be a system that allows immigrants to come into our country safely – without having to risk their lives crossing the Rio or traversing rugged ranchlands, or fear being raped or robbed. It should also be a system that treats immigrants humanely, allows them to work without being exploited, and provides an opportunity for citizenship. There are less expensive, less intrusive, and more common-sense options that respect our civil liberties that can be used to fix our immigration policy and keep our border region safe.
  • answered 2013-10-01 22:25:19 -0500
    Q: Tell us why you're fasting.
    A: I would like to help send a message that our current immigration policy is broken and that it must be reformed to a system that works for both employers and immigrant employees. It should be a system that allows immigrants to come into our country safely – without having to risk their lives crossing the Rio or traversing rugged ranchlands, or fear being raped or robbed. It should also be a system that treats immigrants humanely, allows them to work without being exploited, and provides an opportunity for citizenship. A message also needs to be sent to our federal and state lawmakers that the border fence is an ineffective monstrosity and was a wicked waste of our tax dollars. I would also like to help make the point that the creeping militarization of the border must end – that building prison-style walls, and putting military-style boats on the river or drones in the air or armored vehicles on the ground, goes against the very vision on which our country was founded. There are less expensive, less intrusive, and more common-sense options that respect our civil liberties that can be used to fix our immigration policy and keep our border region safe.
  • answered 2013-10-01 21:34:00 -0500
    Q: Tell us why you're fasting.
    A: Because me NEED the REFORM!!
  • answered 2013-10-01 18:57:08 -0500
    Q: Tell us why you're fasting.
    A: For the reform
  • answered 2013-10-01 11:03:38 -0500
    Q: Tell us why you're fasting.
    A: Familias estan siendo separadas a diario. Y porqué? Porqué no tienen los papeles que satisfechan a los oficiales. Mas militar quiere decir mas violencia y mas muertes. Ellos huyen de la violencia en Mx pará que caundo.kieran cruzar los maten. PUES NO. Todos merecen el derecho de hacer mejor vida para su familia! Si se puede!!
  • posted about this on Facebook 2013-10-01 10:05:59 -0500
    I joined the fast for immigration reform & against militarization! Learn more! #WeAretheBorder
  • answered 2013-10-01 10:03:55 -0500
    Q: Tell us why you're fasting.
    A: To keep families together.
  • John-Michael Torres, La Union del Pueblo Entero posted about Ayuno y Oración - Join the Fast! on John-Michael Torres, La Union del Pueblo Entero's Facebook page 2013-09-26 14:30:58 -0500
    I joined the fast for immigration reform & against militarization! Join me! #WeAretheBorder
  • answered 2013-09-26 10:31:24 -0500
    Q: Tell us why you're fasting.
    A: Its not fair for the people that come from mexico that wanna work n better their life here for there family n for them to get sent back to Mexico just because there are other people doin wrong.
  • answered 2013-09-25 13:04:27 -0500
    Q: Tell us why you're fasting.
    A: Simple. For a better life to be safe next to the border for not being afraid and for everyone to be treated equal!
  • answered 2013-09-23 12:44:44 -0500
    Q: Tell us why you're fasting.
    A: I am fasting to stop all the Deportations by ICE. Si Se Puede!
  • posted about this on Facebook 2013-09-16 11:08:36 -0500
    I just joined the fast for immigration reform and against border militarization! Learn more here.
  • answered yes 2013-09-13 20:05:26 -0500
    Q: Are you part of a group that is joining the fast?
    A: yes
  • answered 2013-09-13 20:04:43 -0500
    Q: Tell us why you're fasting.
    A: I support immigration reform because I support human rights.
  • answered no 2013-09-01 03:38:10 -0500
    Q: Are you part of a group that is joining the fast?
    A: no
  • answered no 2013-08-31 09:24:36 -0500
    Q: Are you part of a group that is joining the fast?
    A: no
  • answered 2013-08-31 09:24:13 -0500
    Q: Tell us why you're fasting.
    A: Families should not be separated based on papers. Border militarization will only raise tension rather than resolve it.
  • answered no 2013-08-30 13:02:00 -0500
    Q: Are you part of a group that is joining the fast?
    A: no