7/19 – The Marietta Daily Journal – Pastor joins pair s hunger strike

The Marietta Daily Journal – Pastor joins pair s hunger strike.

by MDJ Staff
July 19, 2011 03:15 PM | 1173 views | 18 18 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print

MARIETTA — The Rev. Jeff Jones, a Cobb County Unitarian Universalist pastor, has joined Salvador Zamora and Martin Altamirano in their hunger strike in protest of Georgia’s immigration law, HB 87.

Jones said he learned of the pair’s protest July 13 and met with Zamora and Altamirano twice before launching his own seven-day fast Friday.

Jones plans to digest nothing but water with lemon and honey during the fast.

HB 87 “fails to recognize the important role that immigrants play in Georgia’s economy (and) will tear families apart,” according to press release announcing Jones’ fast.

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