“Il mio corpo è il più debole che abbia mai sentito in vita mia,” uno scioperante della fame, un studente universitario, ha detto a Fox News Digital.
“Questa mattina, sembrava letteralmente come se qualcuno mi stesse comprimendo il petto e tenendomi a letto,” lei ha aggiunto. “That’s how difficult it was to get up. Mentally it’s been a struggle.”
Forty youth iniziò the hunger strike advocating for the Senato to pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, a combination of voto fatture. Democrats argue the legislation prevents voter suppression, while Republicans have argued that it will open elections to fraud.
Three activists have dropped out of the hunger strike.
Un-PAC co-founder Shana Gallagher, another striker, described feeling “numb.” The headaches and trouble sleeping she experienced on giorno 2 have not wavered.
“It’s been really hard,” Gallagher told Fox News. “I hope that I will continue to feel how I feel right now and it won’t get much worse than this, but I’m really not sure how much longer I can go on for.”
“But we are committed to doing this until the bill passes,” ha continuato.
Tuesday was only the second day the Senate convened since the hunger strike began. Democrats are expected to start pushing the voting legislation through the upper chamber Wednesday, but the effort appears likely to fail.
“Tre [hunger strikers] have stopped,” Gallagher said. “Someone’s pulse went below 40” and another “fainted.”
The activists described the group’s morale as “disheartened” ancora “resolved,” Gallagher said.
“A lot of us are frustrated to have to make this sacrifice,” the college student told Fox News.
On the group’s last hunger strike, she lasted 15 giorni.
“Ho parlato con il mio dottore, and she said I’m putting myself at significant risk for long-term health consequences by doing this again,” she told Fox News Digital. “But I have to … I would rather do this again and again and again than live in a broken democracy.”
“I’m going indefinitely until the bill is passed,” ha continuato.
Gallagher told Fox News Digital the group “does continue to have some hope, mostly because there’s such a big group of young people here standing up for what they believe in, and we just hope our senators will do the same.”