Atlanta Jewish Times
January 25, 2018
Jewish Atlantans Leah Fuhr and Abbie Fuksman were among more than 100 people who held a sit-in at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 17, to demonstrate support for legislation legalizing the position of so-called dreamers in the United States.
Bend the Arc Jewish Action organized the demonstration with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, the Anti-Defamation League and 15 other Jewish organizations. It involved 86 rabbis and other Jewish activists, as well as immigrants, all of whom converged on Capitol Hill in support of people who were brought to this country illegally as children.
The U.S. Capitol Police made 82 arrests because such demonstrations are illegal in Senate buildings. Those arrested were fined and released, Fuhr said.