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Washington D.C.-In a stunning victory for human rights supporters, the Migrant Workers' Rights Bill, a act of legislating delineating and expanding the rights of migrant workers, was passed this week. The bill, introduced by Democratic Senator Robbins, had been heavily opposed by Republicans for months. As of four weeks ago, the bill showed little promise of passing. Corporate supporters of the Republican Party had senators convinced that this bill's passing would be an unfair government control of business. Recently, however, in a startling turn of events, the bill began garnering support from many key Republican senators. Many people in Washington D.C. were left wondering, what inspired this sudden change of opinion? This answer, it seems, is one woman, Aonya McCruiston.
It comes as little surprise to many that McCruiston would be the secret behind the bill's passing. She has been making a name for herself as a lobbyist for Amnesty International for weeks, meeting with key figures in the Capitol and working hard to collect support for the bill. She left no senator unspoken to or unimpressed. "Her determination was obvious as soon as she entered the room," said one senator on McCruiston. "Her...
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