Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth

Representing the 8th District of Illinois
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Congresswoman Duckworth to Fast for Immigration Reform

Dec 10, 2013
Press Release

 Today, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) will take part in a fasting effort to show solidarity with immigration reform activists. Some Members of Congress, including Congresswoman Duckworth, are joining the organization Fast4Families in one-day fasts to help bring attention to the importance of immigration reform. Immigration activists from the organization Fast4Families fasted for 22 days in November and December and more are now participating in one-day fasts.

“I am truly inspired by the efforts of those who are sacrificing for immigration reform,” said Duckworth. “These activists understand both the importance and urgency of this issue for our economy, for our families and for our country. They are willing to risk their own well-being for this crucial issue and I am proud to stand with them.” 

“We must pass comprehensive immigration reform that is practical, fair and humane. We need a long-term plan that will secure our borders, include a responsible path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented individuals and reunite families. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office determined that comprehensive immigration reform will reduce our national debt by $1 trillion over 20 years and I know that it will be a significant boost for our economy. The Senate has already passed comprehensive immigration reform and it is time that Speaker Boehner bring immigration reform to a vote in the House.”