On March 28, 2011 Ambassador Tony Hall went on a hunger strike to draw attention to the plight of the poor in our nation. Every night 50 million Americans go to bed unsure of when they will eat next. Most of the hungry in the U.S. are women & children. Proposed Congressional funding cuts will hurt these already vulnerable Americans even more at a time when food prices are skyrocketing & expected to continue to do so.
To me this is immoral. A number of groups are joining Ambassador Hall in this protest. I’ve been on a water only fast since Thursday night to raise my own awareness of hunger. I will end this first effort Sunday night. I invite you to join me in any way you might desire.
To access some of Ambassador Hall’s ideas, you can access his site through a link in his article at www.numanainc.com. Click on “Circle of Protection”. Below is also a link to a companion MoveOn effort.
I heard Ambassador Hall speak in March at the KS Hunger Dialogue. In fact, it was at this event that he announced his hunger strike. Many of you may remember that in 1993, then Ohio senator Hall fasted for 22 days as Congress considered the same type of cuts they are considering now.
I invite you to join in this effort if you wish. Just this two days has been very enlightening for me.
One thought on “Progress on my 3 day, water-only hunger fast”
Thanks for encouraging me to join, Deborah. We made it! Having buddies-supporters is helpful. Knowing that we had a limited goal illustrates that this is just a symbolic act and far from experiences of many people. It seemed somewhat strange to try to say “this is how hungry people feel all the time” since food is available for us any time any place. But, it did make me more aware of the lives of those not as fortunate as we are. The real challenge is recognizing that although there is enough food on this planet, not everyone will have at least one nutritional meal today. I hope this is inspiring us to do more; to continue with specific actions as those that we did lately (Numana food drives, Kansas Hunger Dialogue, …). Hugs!