Bakersfield Citizens Launch ‘11 Days for 11 Million: A Vigil to Vote’ to Press Kevin McCarthy to Act Now on HR-15: The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act
Camila Chavez, Executive Director of the DHF, and constituent of Republican Whip, Kevin McCarthy sent the congressman a strong message…Don’t DUCK AND HIDE! Face your constituents. We want our congress representatives to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill with a pathway to citizenship, NOW. We want our congress to pass HR 15 just the way it is written and proposed.
On November 20, our coalition successfully organized a 24 hour fast in front of Liberty Bell. There were 13 Fasters, all local, and all McCarthy’s constituents, who sacrificed food for 24 hours to demonstrate to the community that we will do whatever it takes to get immigration reform passed.
The 13 Fasters came together to write and deliver a letter to McCarthy, and were dismayed by his office reactions upon arriving. McCarthy’s office latterly ran to lock the door, turned off the lights and ducked to the ground and crawled around on their knees to avoid these fasters, to avoid these constituents.