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Building Filipino Immigrant and Domestic Worker Power

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION In October, during Filipino American History Month, AFIRE Chicago launched a membership drive to build its base of domestic workers and advocates for immigrant and workers rights. AFIRE hosted two Usap-Usapan dialogues to discuss the main provisions of the recently passed Illinois Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights (ILDWBOR) and to highlight the importance of Filipinos coming together to support one another. “Filipino community members feel excited that there is now a law that protects their rights, but they are also worried about how this law will effectively be enforced and how it serves the undocumented immigrant community, ” says Michael Aguhar, Exe

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