‘More Women Than We Thought’ on Front Lines of Immigration Protest

Published: Thursday, August 29th, 2013

On Thursday, Aug. 1, I joined nearly 50 labor leaders, immigrant advocates, environmental activists, people of faith and DREAMers from the “We Belong Together” pro-immigration movement to push for fair immigration policies for women and children. This was our small, but very significant March on Washington.

To stand up for our beliefs, we blocked the street in front of the Capitol while 300 allies and four members of Congress witnessed and cheered us on. We were each arrested, but it was a proud moment for us and for the deep-rooted American tradition of civil disobedience.

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