In Tornillo, Texas, celebrities Lena Dunham, Evan Rachel Wood, Amber Heard and Sia have gathered to protest family separations at the US-Mexico border.
Trump’s signing of the executive order was a PR move, I am in Texas at tent city and nothing is different. There is no plan in place to reunite families.This is totally inhumane. #stopseparation— sia (@Sia) June 24, 2018
Dunham took to her Instagram account, with its over 3 million followers, to share her experience. “We came to Tornillo, Texas, to show our solidarity with the families who have been separated, the children who are alone, the parents who are grieving and the undocumented Americans who are losing more than I can fathom,” Dunham said. “Thank you, Tornillo, for showing us a warm border welcome and reminding us that together we rise.”
The executive order President Trump signed does NOT go nearly far enough. Those children whose pictures we saw, whose cries we heard on recordings that barely scratched the surface, will still be held in prison-like conditions in detention centers. This is not what we do for asylum seekers. This is not America. But it is. For this reason, Voto Latino plans to continue its rally at Tornillo, TX (45 minutes outside of El Paso) on Sunday, June 24th at 9:00am. @jennikonner and I will be at the border with an amazing group of concerned friends, demanding to #endfamilydetention. See you there?
Similarly, actress Evan Rachel Wood is using her social media presence to encourage followers to get involved with her campaign, using the hashtag #EvanInTX to draw awareness. Wood will be going on a 24-hour hunger-strike, and is encouraging others to join her.
Fasting is a form of non violent protest and I was happy to be a part of their ceremony in Texas this morning and carry the strike another 24 hours before it is passed to the next person. https://t.co/pMDC8LUaEB— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) June 25, 2018
Check out the hashtag #BreakBreadNotFamilies to follow its progress.