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“Dignity, Unity, Power”: Hundreds Of Domestic Workers Gather For National Assembly

 

Over the past weekend, hundreds of domestic workers and their allies from around the country grouped together in Washington D.C. for the National Domestic Workers Alliance 2016 National Assembly.

The assembly — themed “Dignity, Unity, Power” — sought “to foster community, build power, and align on strategies” in the domestic workers movement.

NDWA has helped achieve some of the most significant gains for low-wage women workers of color and immigrant women,” states the group. “But much more is needed to end the intensification of violence, hate and racism.”

“Now more than ever we need a movement to build a more equitable and democratic economy for the 21st century.”

Throughout the assembly, the women stressed the need for economic equality and justice, which includes humane immigration policies that protect women and their families.

95% of domestic workers are women, and 46% of domestic workers are immigrants.

It’s a theme the women carried into the “We Won’t Wait” Summit today, which calls for a policy agenda that “promotes economic security and communities that thrive.”

The event is ongoing, and you can follow along with these powerful women using the #DignityUnityPower hashtag.