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.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.