The Common Good
January 2008

The Lord Preserves the Foreigner

by Maxine Beach, Alexis Vaughan | January 2008

About 250 day laborers rallied in front of the town hall in Herndon, Virginia, to demand that the Herndon Official Workers Center remain open.

About 250 day laborers rallied in front of the town hall in Herndon, Virginia, to demand that the Herndon Official Workers Center remain open. The Herndon City Council voted to close the center, however, forcing day laborers back onto street corners where they are more vulnerable to abuse. The HOW Center was initiated by Project Hope & Harmony, a coalition of nonprofit and faith-based organizations, and staffed by Reston Interfaith, Inc.
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