Breaking Fast, Recommitting to Action - Oct.18, 2013

The government may be shut down, but we are not giving up on immigration reform.  Come to the Table—Join us as we break our fast and recommit ourselves to action for comprehensive immigration reform.


More than 10,000 people of faith in 46 states have been fasting for immigration reform and praying for Congress to do the right thing and support immigration reform that unites families and includes a roadmap to citizenship for 11 million of our brothers and sisters. After 40 days of fasting and prayer, we are renewed and recommitted to fair and just immigration reform.  We call on members of the House to come to the table and vote for comprehensive reform in time for a true Thanksgiving celebration!


Join us in Washington on October 18, 11:15-12:30 at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20003. Senior Pastor, Rev. Michael D. Wilker will lead us in prayer, share his own experience of the these 40 days of Fast Action, and invite us to share a meal.


Plan your own local “break fast” event.  Share a simple prayer with other fasters.  Gain strength from the faith and testimony of others. Call on the House to pass compassionate immigration reform before Thanksgiving. Let us know how you break the fast email us at


Join the national call-in on October 18.  Call 1-866-940-2439 to be connected with a key Representative near you, or find your Representative's direct line at

Feel free to use this sample script:

I am from City, State, Congregation /Community and as a person of faith, I support genuine immigration reform. I urge the Representative to persuade House leadership to take up immediately immigration reform that creates a path to citizenship and reunites families. Give us reason to be grateful this Thanksgiving. Pass comprehensive immigration reform before the Thanksgiving recess!


Keep up the pressure on social media

Ask your Representative to do the right thing by passing immigration reform that unites families and includes a roadmap to citizenship for 11 million undocumented people.  Do it now—Do it by Thanksgiving Day! Tweet your Representative using the following handle and hashtags: @[REPRESENTATIVE_NAME] #fastaction; #immigrationreform  #TimeIsNow; #familyunity.

Suggested Tweets:

·  @[REPRESENTATIVE_NAME] I participated in #fastaction to support #immigrationreform

·  @[REPRESENTATIVE_NAME] The #TimeIsNow that we treat all people with dignity, and create a roadmap to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

·  @[REPRESENTATIVE_NAME] My Faith Tradition teaches me to welcome the strangers in our midst and love my neighbor. #familyunity #timeisnow

·  @[REPRESENTATIVE_NAME] We just broke #fastaction in support of #immigrationreform. #TimeIsNow

·  @[REPRESENTATIVE_NAME] #fastaction and praying for your support of #immigrationreform  #familyunity. #CIR


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