It was day 26 of the hunger strike at the White House and I decided last night to keep it up and go again. I talked to some young people this time about why they are involved. While I have frequently been asked by the organizers if I “support their cause,” (probably because I have been the only “media” there and they are anxious for attention), I have to quickly answer with this, “I am an advocate of anyone exercising their right to peacefully assemble and address issues with the government. It’s what this democracy is all about.”
I always get a calm smile and an invitation to film whatever I like.
Here is part three of the Hunger Strike series. Each has been considered for, or has been, aired by CNN:
Unwelcome at the White House, August 9, 2009 Currently 2, 315 views, 35 comments
Hunger Strike at the White House: Day 19, August 17, 2009 Currently 1, 404 views, 83 comments