Unfinished Business

Fast for Families Immigration Reform Campaign Launches Bus Tour from California to D.C.

By Patrick McNeil, Communications Assistant

After officially kicking off last month with an event at the National Press Club, the Fast for Families Across America campaign this week launched the second phase of its national tour – including two buses traveling from California that will visit more than 75 key congressional districts en route to Washington, D.C.

“The question has never been if we’ll win immigration reform, the question is ‘when,’” said Eliseo Medina, former secretary-treasurer at Service Employees International Union and current chair of the Immigrant Justice Campaign, in a statement. “And we’re taking that question, and plenty more, to every stop in our journey into more than 75 congressional districts because the answer to that question should be and will be ‘now.’ Congress can no longer ignore the inhumanity of our immigration system and the voices of hope and faith within their own backyards.”

The buses will arrive in Washington, D.C. on April 9. Participants hope to spark commitment from members of Congress to act when they return from a two-week recess.

To see which districts the buses will be visiting, and to find out how to get involved, see the Fast for Families events page here.

For more information about the campaign, please visit the Fast for Families websiteFacebook page or Twitter and join the conversation via #Fast4Families.