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November 29, 2013
Hunger Games: White House does Photo of of @Flotus' & @Barackobama's Visit With Pro-Amnesty Activist & ex-@SEIU Boss Games: White House Does Photo Oith Pro-Amnesty & Ex-@SEIU Boss
Source: Laborunionreport.com

On Friday, the day after Thanksgiving–using @LaCasaBlanca, the Spanish twitter handle for the White House–Barack and Michelle Obama tweeted a picture of themselves posing with immigration reform activists who are on a hunger strike.


It is interesting to note that the person second to the First Lady’s left is Eliseo Medina, the former number two person inside the Service Employees International Union.

In September, Medina abruptly resigned from the SEIU raising speculation that he was involved in the SEIU corruption scandal in Los Angeles that sent former SEIU boss Tyrone Freeman to prison.

As the ex-Secretary-Treasurer of the SEIU, Medina was filmed during a widely-distributed speech on how legalizing illegal immigrants would turn into eight million “progressive” voters.

Medina and his fellow fasters have been occupying a tent on the National Mall for the last two weeks engaging in a hunger strike–a tactic, the New York Times notes, Medina learned from Cesar Chavez.

Since Chavez’s time, Medina and others in the SEIU have engaged in numerous “hunger fasts” during campaigns which, as one news outlet reported a few years ago, seemed more of a fad diet.

Separately, the White House posted on its blog a of the First Couple’s visit to the campers’ tent written by Cecilia Muñoz, a former Vice President of the pro-amnesty group La Raza, now serving as Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council:

 

 


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