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Representative Jan Schakowsky (D., Ill.) has announced she will fast for a day as part of a push for amnesty. She will join an effort by activists on the National Mall who began fasting over a week ago.

“I’m so inspired by the fasters and . . . how they’re willing to put their bodies on the lines, their health on the line to raise attention to an issue that is really tearing at the fabric of our country,” she said in an interview with Politico.

Schakowsky, who has planned her fast for Thursday, encouraged her colleagues to join her in the day-long activity. “Some 500 feet from our offices, these fasters are putting their health on the line to emphasize that comprehensive immigration reform cannot wait, and that the House must act,” she wrote in a letter to fellow congressmen.

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