President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama met with ‘Fast for Families’ Immigration reform protesters at the National Mall today. The President thanked the fasting immigration activists for their “sacrifice and dedication,” according to a White House official.
“The president and the first lady are visiting individuals taking part in Fast For Families on the National Mall and offer their support for those who are fasting on behalf of immigration reform,” said a White House official.
“Since Nov. 12, immigration activists comprising Fast For Families have abstained from all food except water and are calling for the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives to take up action on comprehensive immigration reform,” the official added.
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White House Press Corps:
POTUS and FLOTUS thanked the fasting immigration activists for their “sacrifice and dedication” during their visit with Fast For Families on the National Mall, according to a readout from a White House official.
“The President and First Lady thanked Eliseo Medina, Dae Joong Yoon and all of the fasters for their sacrifice and dedication, and told them that the country is behind them on immigration reform,” said the White House official. “The President told them that it is not a question of whether immigration reform will pass, but how soon. He said that the only thing standing in the way is politics, and it is the commitment to change from advocates like these brave fasters that will help pressure the House to finally act.”
In case anyone wants it, the White House passes along the name of the comms person for Fast For Families: Lindsey Walker. She works for Service Employees International Union (SEIU) as the Deputy Director, Immigrant Justice Campaign. Her email is Lindsey.firstname.lastname@example.org and her cell is 602-684-0304.