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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:07 PM
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Barbara Lee, Keith Ellison, Jan Schakowsky and others to join hunger fast to protest Repug budget


Washington (CNN) In the final hours of budget negotiations, a growing list of Congressional members are joining former Rep. Tony Hall and over 36,000 participants in a hunger fast to protest what they say are proposed budget cuts that would affect those living in poverty in the U.S. and abroad.

Members of Congress joining the fast include Democratic Ohio Reps. Rosa DeLauro, Mike Honda, and Marcy Kaptur, Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, California Reps. Sam Farr and Barbara Lee, Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern, and Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver.

The participating representatives will partake in a "relay fast," each one abstaining from eating for a day before passing over to another representative. ...........(more)

The complete piece is at: http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/07/hunger-fast-gr... /



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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:14 PM
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1. So this is more a relay Yom Kippur than death?
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:22 PM
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2. Hunger Strikes only work if the other side cares what happens to you
and the republicans was be ecstatic if democrats started dieing off.
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:27 PM
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3. +1 Stupid idea.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:51 PM
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5. They work if your adversary doesn't want to look bad.
It's not like the British government ever gave a sh!t about Ghandi, for example.
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:52 PM
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Republicans can't look much worst then the currently do
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:25 PM
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7. To whom? Their base must be salivating. n/t
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LooseWilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:43 PM
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4. Maybe they should be taking their skipped meals to-go...
so they can donate them to those who may well soon be out of a paycheck. :shrug:

All the same... it's something.
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canoeist52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:52 PM
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6. So now we know which Reps truly are dedicated to working families.
These are heroes who have our backs.
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