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Welcome back Congress: Protesters swarm House offices

A series of demonstrations organized by the Center for Popular Democracy centered around immigration, workers' rights, universal health care and notably affordable housing led activists to some Republican members' offices to issue ‘eviction’ notices. The demonstration is part of the launch of the Home to Thrive Campaign to fight what they say is a national housing crisis. (Nathan Ouellette/CQ Roll Call)

On the first day back in Washington after the August recess, Congress was met by protesters at the Rayburn House Office Building. The series of demonstrations organized by the Center for Popular Democracy centered around immigration, workers' rights, universal health care and notably affordable housing.

After speeches by Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jesús "Chuy" García, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna S. Pressley, activists moved to some Republican members' offices to issue ‘eviction’ notices as part of a launch of the Home to Thrive Campaign to fight what they say is a national housing crisis.

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