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What happens when a feminist, a labor activist and hundreds of immigrants go to Capitol Hill? If what I’ve seen in Washington D.C. the past two days is any indication, a new broad coalition of new bedfellows is taking shape to push for women’s needs to be included as Congress embarks on comprehensive immigration reform.

For starters, women’s advocate Sandra Fluke joined the hundreds of immigrant women who work as domestic workers for a rally at a Washington D.C. church Monday morning.

 

Immigrant women rally at Washington D.C. church, Image Credit: Elizabeth Rappaport
 

Historically, feminism and immigration have operated as two separate movements, but why?

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