Michele says that she will maintain her vigil and fast "indefinitely". She will stay on the capitol steps until there is closure in Iraq, she says. Note: Michele reluctantly concluded her fast on May 11, 2003, citing pressures in her personal life (like work and housing). She remains active in peace and justice work. Worst experience during vigil: "Hearing about George W. Bush's speech [giving Saddam 48 hours or else] on Monday."