By Jennifer Chung Klam
Political activism may not be a priority for most teenagers, but one local teen takes her ability to make a difference very seriously.
Chula Vista resident Maya Medina, 17, recently returned from Washington, D.C., where she joined the Fast for Families movement to protest congressional inaction on immigration reform legislation.
Activists fasting just outside the Capitol are entering their 25th day without food. They began the fast Nov. 12 in response to House Speaker John Boehner’s refusal to schedule a vote on the comprehensive immigration measure before the House. The Democratic-run Senate passed an immigration bill earlier this year, but the Republican-run House has yet to take up the issue.