Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Me. It feels odd putting myself in the same sentence as those iconic leaders of men, changers of game and, obviously, men of color. Yet here I am, having earned my place in that pantheon. Well, sort of.
You see, in the tradition of the great hunger strikers of the past, I, too, found myself parked in front of our nation’s Capitol Building, braving the elements and my own growling stomach in an act of solidarity with Fast for Families, a group that organized hunger strike protests across the country throughout November in order to bring attention to the urgent need to pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation.