People had this story a few days ago, and the hunger strikes have been going on for a couple of weeks now, but the initiative is finally getting traction by being featured on Reddit:
Ethel Kennedy, 90, Joins Alec Baldwin and More Stars in Hunger Strike Against Trump Immigration Policy https://t.co/WxZocE0WH4
— People (@people) June 27, 2018
The “Break Bread Not Families” initiative asks celebrities, politicians, and regular folk to fast for 24 hours to raise money for organizations doing work at the border (not ICE, obviously).
People reports that celebrities and politicians involved include Alec Baldwin, Martin Sheen, Evan Rachel Wood, Alfre Woodard, LeVar Burton, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Cory Booker (and his friend T-Bone), and Rep. Joe Kennedy III, whom we imagine drooling a lot during his fast.
If we can agree on anything, we can agree that refusing to tell a parent where their child is being held is inhumane. Plain and simple. I’m fasting because we cannot accept this reality on American soil. #BreakBreadNotFamilies
— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) June 27, 2018
Today, I'm joining @RFKHumanRights & activists around the country in a chain hunger fast in solidarity with families torn apart by Donald Trump's cruel immigration policies. Learn how you can help: https://t.co/zAIMj9XtHK #breakbreadnotfamilies pic.twitter.com/AgOmJDcbQt
— Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler) July 3, 2018
Is it just us, or is it hard to work up a lot of sympathy for a Kennedy going without food for a day?
I'm sure that'll change Trump's mind. pic.twitter.com/ELUtcKtp5P
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 3, 2018
Martin Sheen … isn’t he the guy who lobbied members of the Electoral College to flip their votes for Hillary? Maybe this will work just as well as that effort did.
Won't make a dent.
— Jim Rose? (@JimRoseVSOP) July 3, 2018
In their waistlines?
— George Will's Premature Capitulation (@JimDelRey) July 3, 2018
Alec without a sammich for 24 hours? Could get ugly.
— Blue State Snooze (@BlueSnoozeBlue) July 3, 2018
Hunger strike? If they're only doing it for 24 hours, that's called "fasting". Heck, it's practically a cleanse.
— Ken Webster Jr (@ProducerKen) July 3, 2018
I can loose a pound or 2, plus free publicity good for my fading career! pic.twitter.com/FZEzvH1Qy9
— ssd (@Pismo_B) July 3, 2018
Looks like alec needs to add a few more hours to that strike…..
— Rudy (@rlopez91910) July 3, 2018
24 hours I think is called a prep for a colonoscopy
— Jeff jones (@JTJ_TCUFROG90) July 3, 2018
A 24 hour fast? That's the latest health craze now. EVERYONE does that. Soccer moms across the country do it. WOW, what a statement @AlecBaldwin how brave of you! Ugh what a joke.
— The MAGA Powers (@TheMAGAPowers) July 3, 2018
That’ll fix everything!
— Lt. Dirk Niblick (@chickbouffard) June 27, 2018
Come on already…Trump is saying.. follow the law, do it the right way!! No one respects the laws, that’s why America is in the shape it’s in.
— KRISTY (@KHGHICKS) June 28, 2018
No one cares if they go on a hunger strike. Total waste of time.
— Debbie Wiltse (@debcorley2) June 28, 2018
How many thousands of children go to bed hungry every night. Anyone care about them?
— Patti (@MomofCDC) June 28, 2018
Nah, celebrities are more concerned about “their housekeepers, nannies and landscapers” and keeping them in the country working cheap.
#BreakBreadNotFamilies I see this died within a couple of days lmao. You know why you lefties can't hold on to anything? I'll tell you. You don't beleive in anything. You are weak people who live off of feelings.
— …… (@423v12) July 3, 2018
Lena Dunham and her celebrity pals arrive at the border (photos) https://t.co/I5gRqiI7NI
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 24, 2018