December 12, 2013
Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to fast for 24 hours beginning later Thursday in support of the push for immigration reform, saying “we are sending a clear message to Congress that the time is now.”
Emanuel was in Washington, D.C., Thursday to join in a panel discussion on closing the so-called workforce skills gap and how to get training to those who need it.
But he announced plans to return to Chicago to join in a 24-hour fast in support of those who’ve been fasting on the National Mall in the nation’s capital since November. That group supports the Dream Act and other attempts at immigration reform.