“我的身体是我一生中最虚弱的,” 一名绝食者, 一个 college student, 告诉福克斯新闻数字.
“今天早上, 从字面上看，感觉就像有人在压缩我的胸部并将我压在床上,” 她补充说. “That’s how difficult it was to get up. Mentally it’s been a struggle.”
Forty youth 开始 the hunger strike advocating for the 参议院 to pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, a combination of 表决 账单. 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 天 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,” 她继续.
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.
“三 [hunger strikers] have stopped,” Gallagher said. “Someone’s pulse went below 40” and another “fainted.”
The activists described the group’s morale as “灰心丧气” 然而 “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 天.
“I talked to my doctor, 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,” 她继续.
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.”