“We are all humans. We are all the same. We must have the same rights,” said Marcel Amiyeto at Monday’s Organizer’s Roundtable, attended by area union organizers and allies. In 2014, Amiyeto’s Coalition of Migrant Workers was able to assist over 20,000 sub-Saharan workers get their legal residency in Morocco, 60% of them are women. The Coalition's goal is to form a Domestic Workers' Union at the national level in the next five years. “We must fight for equality, for justice,” Amiyeto said. “We cannot and must not stop immigration but we can and must stop exploitation.” Many of the local organizers are working with immigrant workers and drew connections between organizing abroad and here in the DC area. The Roundtable was organized by the Solidarity Center and co-hosted by the Metro Washington Council.
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