Celebvocates in fedoras weigh in on immigration debate

May 30, 2013

The challenges of political messaging! How to convey a complex legislative argument in a way that resonates with the average voter? Witness the new campaign by the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, seeking to lobby Congress for an immigration bill that would offer a pathway to citizenship for all undocumented residents, plus safeguards for female and gay immigrants.

How to make the case to the general public? What about attractive photos of celebrities wearing fedoras?

(Albert Watson / Fedoras for Fairness)
(Albert Watson / Fedoras for Fairness)
(Albert Watson / Fedoras for Fairness)
(Albert Watson / Fedoras for Fairness)
(Albert Watson / Fedoras for Fairness)
(Albert Watson / Fedoras for Fairness)

Is it clicking yet? According to the campaign, the “iconic unisex American fashion accessory” was “worn by women’s rights activists in the early 20th century,” and is being employed here as “a metaphor for women’s multiple roles and identities; a symbol of support for reform legislation that is inclusive of the needs of women.” The Fedoras for Fairness site also offers a video of Julianne Moore, Christy Turlington, etc., talking about immigration in fedoras.

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