• Domestic Workers Rights Rally – Otilia
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    Domestic Workers Rights Rally – Otilia

    Otilia: Yeah, I think that they … Speaker 3: Good afternoon to everyone and thank you for accompanying us on this march. Okay. Otilia: My name is Otilia. I’m from Bolivia. Otilia: I’m a domestic worker. Otilia: Yeah, okay. I came to this country with a diplomat. Otilia: They treated me very badly. Otilia: When I came to this country, they told me that I would have every opportunity here. Otilia: But things didn’t happen that way. A lot of things changed. Otilia: Psychologically, I was treated very badly. Otilia: Morally I was treated badly. Otilia: Because I didn’t have communication with anyone. Otilia: I couldn’t talk to anyone except…

  • Domestic Workers Rights Rally – Dolores
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    Domestic Workers Rights Rally – Dolores

    Dolores: I just want to let you know that it’s with great joy and pride that I join my sisters here today. I just want you to know that … Don’t look at our numbers because we are strong and remember that you might be few of us here today, but you are with us in spirit. This trouble is not just up here. It’s all over. We are facing the same thing in New York. I know that it’s not … Listen to me when I say this. Don’t because you think we’re up here, we are immune to these people. We are fighting, but we are going through…

  • Domestic Workers Rights Rally – Carla Wara
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    Domestic Workers Rights Rally – Carla Wara

    Carla: Vengo de Bolivia con mi mama que trabajamos con una señora politica. Translator: Good afternoon, my name is Carla. I’m from Bolivia and my mother and her friend are working with some of the diplomats here in Washington D.C. Carla: El camino dificil. Por cada monte que eh tenido que escalar, por cada piedra que lastimo mis pies, por toda la sangre y el sudor y la suciedad, por todas las tormentas encegedoras y el calor ardiente, mi corazon canta una cancion de agradecimiento. Estas fueron las cosas que me fortalecieron a mí y a mi mama. Translator: The hard road, dedication to my mommy and me. For each…

  • Domestic Workers Rights Rally
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    Domestic Workers Rights Rally

    Speaker 1: [Spanish 00:00:15] Speaker 2: Good afternoon to everyone. Speaker 1: Today we are calling on the United States Government and the Organization of American States to end the exploitation and abuse of domestic workers employed by diplomats. Speaker 2: [Spanish 00:00:31] Speaker 1: Every year, approximately 3,000 migrant domestic workers come into the United States to work for diplomats. Speaker 2: [Spanish 00:00:50] Speaker 1: They come on special visas that the United States Government gives to the employees of diplomats. Speaker 2: [Spanish 00:01:04] Speaker 1: They come with the promise of good jobs. Speaker 2: [Spanish 00:01:13] Speaker 1: They come with the promise that U.S.…