The chants came from a town hall in Chantilly, Virginia hosted by Rep. Luis Gutierrez to highlight what he and other immigration proponents said was the harmful impact of the immigration crisis on women and girls in the United States. The panel event coincided with Women’s Equality Day, a holiday that commemorates the 19th amendment which granted women the right to vote.
“Today we celebrate that 93 years ago women obtained the right to vote,” Gutierrez said. “But this afternoon we need to focus on women and immigration.”
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