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Wednesday June 26, 2013

Celebrities Promote Immigration Reform with “Fedoras For Fairness” Campaign

Celebrities Promote Immigration Reform with “Fedoras For Fairness” Campaign

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We Belong Together has initiated a fun campaign, “Fedoras For Fairness,” hoping to raise awareness for immigration reform that treats women and LGBT families fairly.

According to We Belong Together, the campaign uses the fedora as a metaphor for the many different hats that women wear “to create a brighter future for all.”

Citing that half of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are female, the campaign notes that current immigration discriminates against women.

“Fedoras For Fairness” is calling on you and celebrities alike to show support through social media by using the hashtag “#Fairdora.”

Check out which celebrities have contributed to the “Fedoras For Fairness” movement below.

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Rosie Perez
“Do the right thing and help support an immigration bill that treats women fairly.”

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Julianne Moore
“My mother immigrated to the United States from Scotland in 1950 when she was ten years old.”

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John Leguizamo
“You can’t ask an American and go ‘Where are you from?’ and there’s not an Irish, an Italian, a Polish, a Russian, a Jamaican.  Somewhere along the family tree you weren’t from here.”

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Ellen Barkin
“My grand mother came here from Russia, alone, when she was 7 years old.  We are a nation of immigrants and out system must not divide families.”

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Cynthia Nixon
“Congress has an opportunity this year to pass historic immigration reform that keeps families, including LGBT families, together.”

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