WATCH: Stars Unite for New Immigration Reform Campaign
05/31/2013 - 13:51 ||
Julianne Moore, Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo, and Christy Turlington Burns are among a new wave of stars standing up for immigration reform by rocking fedoras and voicing their own immigrant stories.
Famed fashion photographer Albert Watson shot the celebrities for a campaign by We Belong Together, which empowers women to support immigration reform and keep families together, called Fedoras For Fairness.
The fedora, an iconic American accessory originally worn by women’s rights activists in the early 20th century, symbolizes the millions of immigrant women who wear multiple hats in the U.S.
“When my mother was eight years old, she immigrated to Los Angeles from El Salvador,” Turlington Burns said in the video.
“My mother immigrated to the United States from Scotland in 1950, when she was ten years old," Moore added.
Immigration reform would put 11 million people living in the U.S. on a pathway to citizenship and celebrities including Cynthia Nixon, Sherri Shepherd, Debi Mazar, Bobby Cannavale, Judith Light, Billy Porter, Ellen Barkin, Wyatt Cenac, George C. Wolfe, S. Epatha Merkerson, and Lucy Punch are all behind it.
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