Fasting to Suspend Deportations

Program Manager, James To, supported the national fasting campaign that has been moving across the country since May Day.  He joined members from the Seattle area labor community, fasting for 24 hours beginning 9 am Tuesday (7/2).  The campaign is aimed at suspending deportations while Comprehensive Immigration Reform is being debated in Congress.  The national fast is being organized by the National Day Laborer Organizing Network.

“Despite all of us having very busy schedules, James volunteered to represent 21 PROGRESS in this national rolling fast to be in solidarity with all the ally organizations participating, said executive director, Sharon Maeda.  “Throughout the fast, he continued to work as usual with a very long day yesterday and joining his former union, UFCW 21, on an informational picket at QFC this morning!”