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Dorotea Manuela of the Boston May Day Coalition, an alliance of immigrant rights groups, spoke during a rally on the State House Steps, flanked by Sen. Jamie Eldridge (left) and Roxana Rivera, 32BJ SEIU vice president. The coalition has scheduled marches on May 1 to promote legislation to protect immigrants and other workers.

Dorotea Manuela of the Boston May Day Coalition, an alliance of immigrant rights groups, spoke during a rally on the State House Steps, flanked by Sen. Jamie Eldridge (left) and Roxana Rivera, 32BJ SEIU vice president. The coalition has scheduled marches on May 1 to promote legislation to protect immigrants and other workers.

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