Lin-Manuel Miranda & more marched to protest Trump’s policy of ripping migrant kids from their parents & let him know: Families Belong Together! See pics from the rallies here.
It was a spectacular day in the United States on June 30. Activists in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and St. Thomas gathered to march and protest against the Trump administration’s unjust treatment of migrant families at the US border. The Families Belong Together rallies are a demand for change in a time of horror. Lin-Manuel Miranda showed up to the NYC rally and sang parts of “Dear Theodosia” from Hamilton as a lullaby for all the parents who can’t sing to their own children right now, and it was incredibly moving. Check out his emotional message below.
Families seeking asylum at the US-Mexico border are being treated like criminals and thrown in detention centers. Even worse, their children (over 2000 so far) are being ripped from their arms and taken to their own centers throughout the United States.
Many of these migrants, some who don’t speak English, have no idea where their kids are, and the kids don’t either. The detained include babies and toddlers, who are being forced to go to court hearings. As ridiculous as it sounds, this is America right now. At the FBT rally in Los Angeles, celebrities are expected to come out in droves to lend their support. John Legend, an outspoken activist and Trump critic, will perform at the rally at City Hall in downtown LA. Other celebrities who expected to roll up: Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox, Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, Tara Strong from True Blood, and the casts of Jane the Virgin, One Day at a Time, and Vida. Amazing! We’ll keep you posted as more celebs arrive throughout the day.