If everything goes as planned, Rep. Keith Ellison will have participated in a 40-hour protest fast this weekend.
“I’m fasting with the group Asamblea de Derechos Civiles for budget fairness, civil rights, and immigration rights,” the Minnesota Democrat said in a tweet Thursday. He urged his Twitter followers to join him.
This isn’t the first time Ellison has fasted as a protest. Earlier this year he joined a group of 10 Democrats to complete a “relay” fast, in which each skipped meals for a day before passing the hungry baton to the next one in line. The group was protesting the Republican budget and its funding priorities.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.