So far, Parsons has lost about 14 pounds since his hunger strike began back on December 8th. He stopped eating as a protest over the lack of Democratic representation in the District.
His demand includes full voting rights, budget autonomy, and legislative autonomy. Parsons says a meeting with California Republican Darrell Issa's staff resulted in words that don't meet his actions.
He says DC is faced with an indignity that no other city in America will ever have to face.