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Hunger Strike for Immigrant Rights!

by The Rise Movement Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008 at 7:25 AM
845 N. Alameda Street, LA, 90012

The Fast for Our Future campaign will begin in Los Angeles on October 15th, 2008, three weeks before the November 4th presidential election. Over 100 people will fast in order to mobilize our community to vote for immigrant rights.

IN SOLIDARITY THROUGH STRUGGLE!!

21 DAYS BEFORE THE 2008 ELECTION

THE LARGEST HUNGER STRIKE IN U.S.

HISTORY

CALLING ON ONE MILLION PEOPLE TO SIGN A PLEDGE TO VOTE FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS

The Fast for Our Future campaign will begin in Los Angeles on October 15th, 2008, three weeks before the November 4th presidential election. Over 100 people will fast in order to mobilize our community to vote for immigrant rights.

Fasters will give up all food and juice liquids. We will only drink water.

The Fast will be based at an encampment at La Placita Olvera, the historic heart of Los Angeles. The encampment will be a visual representation of the size of the hunger strike. Fasters will sleep in tents and live at the encampment for the duration of the hunger strike. The Fast will continue until at least one million people have signed the Pledge to vote and take action for immigrant rights.

What You Can Do (Los Angeles Area) / (Nationwide):

* Join the Fast for as many days as possible.

* Recruit your friends, family, church, or organization to join the Fast.

* Sign the Pledge and forward it to your friends and family. Recruit them to be one of the one million people who will sign the Pledge to vote for immigrant rights.

* Donate money to the Fast campaign. The costs of the campaign will be over ,000. We rely entirely on the donations of people like you to fund this effort. Please help.

* Visit the fasters at Placita Olvera. The encampment features daily events for the public, including a morning prayer service and evening vigil.

Goals of the Fast

Mobilize 1,000,000 People to Vote on November 4, 2008 for Immigrant Rights!

Distribute the Pledge Nationwide and Re-energize the Movement through Infectious Action and Viral Communication Based on the Momentum We Create Collectively.

Recruit a Critical Mass of Fasters (water only fast between 1-day to over 3 weeks) to Make a Deep Personal Sacrifice for the La Causa.

Build the Encampment at La Placita Olvera in Downtown Los Angeles, Make It a Visual Representation of Our Strength and Numbers.

Donate to the RISE Movement In Order to Strengthen the “Fast For Our Future” Campaign and Mobilize Future Nonviolent Actions.

The Encampment:

The encampment for the Fast is in the public area of La Placita Olvera and will include tents, a stage, work areas, and a rest area for fasters and supporters. Olvera Street is an historic monument and plaza known as “the birthplace of the City of Los Angeles”.

The address is:

El Pueblo De Los Angeles Historic Park

845 N. Alameda Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

La Placita is right next to Union Station and easily accessible via public transit. Parking is available ...

Daily Public Schedule of the Fast Encampment:

8:00 - 8:30am Prayer Service

8:30 - 9:30am Agenda for the Day

10:00am Public Announcement or Press Conference

11:00am - 12:00pm Rest Period

12:00pm - 4:00pm Work

4:00pm - 5:00pm Rest Period

5:00pm - 6:00pm Vigil

6:00pm - 8:00pm Group Reflection

8:00pm - 10:00pm Free Time

10:00pm - 6:00am Quiet Time

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