Fast for Families Orange County

Starting on Monday, November 18th, 11 individuals will begin a weeklong fast for immigration reform in Downtown Brea in Orange County, California. These individuals will fast not out of anger or despair, not simply to change the votes of those against us, but also to change their hearts and minds. Not to call attention to our own suffering, but to demonstrate the suffering caused by a broken immigration system and to resolve the moral crisis that arises when a nation of immigrants refuses to help those in need.

On behalf of the Korean Resource Center, we ask you to support these fasters and comprehensive immigration reform. Today, 11 million undocumented immigrants, including 1.1 million Asian Americans and 1 in 7 Korean Americans – a population live in constant fear of being separated from their family, struggle to achieve economic stability, and are unable to realize the American dream. Today, many American families must wait decades to be reunited with their loved ones.

Now is the critical time to support a comprehensive immigration reform that:
1. Provides a clear, affordable and timely roadmap to citizenship.
2. Keeps family members together by reducing backlogs and preserving family immigration.
3. Promotes immigrant integration services.
4. Protects all workers and Preserves civil liberties and due process rights for all.

The Senate passed its bipartisan immigration reform bill S. 744 a few months ago. Yet while the Senate has done their job, there has been little action in the House of Representatives to move forward on immigration. Even as thousands of families are torn apart by deportations, and hundreds die alone in the desert attempting to find a better life, the House leadership has stalled. As such, faith and immigrant communities from all backgrounds have continued to mobilize and advocate. So we are organizing the Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform & Citizenship.

KRC seeks your leadership and support. Join us in urging the House leadership to put a bill on the floor for serious debate and a vote. Fill out the sign on form and send it via email to Below are three ways to help:

1) Visit and pray for the fasters. They will be meeting with community members at 12:00pm, 4:00pm, and 9:00pm every day at 210 W. Birch St, Brea, CA, during their weeklong fast.
2) Fast in solidarity with the fasters for one meal or one day, and send them prayer cards in person or by email. Ask your congregation to pray for these fasters.
3) Join a legislative delegation to your Congressmember, and speak with media about immigration reform

Let us work together to build a brighter future for all. For more information or to RSVP for these support actions, contact Dayne Lee at or (323) 937-3718

Schedule of Events (List in formation)

Monday November 18th

Opening Press Conference, Blessing, Presentation of Demands, and Prayer — 11:00am

Know Your Rights and Health Trainings for Fasters- – 1:00pm

SKYPE Session with DC Fasters — Time TBD

Candlelight Vigil — 6:00pm

Reflections — 10:00pm

Tuesday November 19th

Story Sharing Session with Fasters and Visitors — 12:00pm

Candlelight Vigil — 6:00pm

Reflections and Debrief — 9:00pm

Wednesday November 20th

AAPI Day of Action

AAPI for Immigration Reform Press Conference — 11:00am

AAPI Listening and Storysharing Session with Fasters, Policy Presentations — 12:00pm

Candlelight Vigil — 6:00pm

Reflections and Debrief — 9:00pm

Thursday November 21st

Candlelight Vigil — 6:00pm

Reflections and Debrief — 9:00pm

Friday November 22nd

Closing Actions, March, and Rally — 11:00am

Ways to Support on Social Media and Over the Phone

Please call your Congressmember today and let him know that the community supports creating a new immigration process that provides citizenship for all. 에드 로이스 연방하원의원이 포괄적 이민 개혁 법안에 찬성하도록 전화를 하세요.

To call Congressmember Royce, simply dial (202) 22504111 or (714) 255-0101 and say:

“Hello. My name is (your name) and I live in your district at (your address). I urge Congressmember Royce to support a new immigration process that lives up to the American Dream, keeps families together, and includes a roadmap to citizenship. Thank you.”

1. “Like” Fast 4 Families OC page at <>.
2. “Share” Fast 4 Families OC events on your own Facebook page.
3. Add the Fast 4 Families OC Twibbon to your Facebook profile picture! <>
4. Send words of encouragement to fasters by addressing Fast For Families-OC in a status update, or by posting on the Facebook page.

1. Follow Fast 4 Families @fast4families on Twitter.
2. Follow Fast 4 Families @hungry4reform on Twitter.
3. Add the Fast 4 Families OC Twibbon to your Twitter profile picture! <>
4. Use one of the hashtags included below in your tweets to start a conversation.

Hashtag Themes: #fast4families #hungry4reform

Put pressure on Ed Royce @RepEdRoyce with one or more of the following hashtags:







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