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06/24/2013 06:00 pm ET | Updated Jun 25, 2013

Fedoras For Fairness: Stars Wear Hats To Support Immigration Reform

"Get up off your butt and do something."

That is the message stars like Julianne Moore and John Leguizamo, along with We Belong Together campaign, want to send as part of their Fedoras For Fairness initiative in support of comprehensive immigration reform. "Get educated about this issue, remember we're all family, we belong together" says actress Judith Light in a promotional video.

The series of black and white portraits, taken by renowned photographer Albert Watson, show the various stars posing with fedoras. Each one has a personal quote regarding immigration reform, their support for the issue or how it has affected their lives on a more personal level.

"When my mother was eight she immigrated to Los Angeles from El Salvador," says model Christy Turlington Burns.

The star is not the only one to reference her immigrant parents. "Both my father and my stepfather were immigrants," comedian Wyatt Cenac tells viewers. "My mother on some level maybe had a thing for West Indian dudes."

The campaign, which specifically focuses on immigration reform for women, includes a video directed by John Huba, that mimics the tone of the portraits. All the stars have fedoras to represent the many roles women play, or the many "hats" they wear. It symbolizes the need for comprehensive immigration reform that takes into account the needs of women.

Immigration reform is one of the biggest issues concerning the nation today. A bipartisan bill, created by the "Gang of Eight" is currently being amended and debated by lawmakers before it can continue to become law. The bill would provide a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants while simultaneously strengthening border security.

Watch the Fedoras For Fairness video above and check out all the portraits of the stars below.

Stars Support Immigration Reform

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