Among the thousands of activists protesting the separation of asylum-seeking children from their immigrant families today were a host of familiar faces as celebrities from the worlds of film, TV, and music joined the Families Belong Together Marches across the country.
Actress Laura Dern from HBO’s Big Little Lies marched in Los Angeles with her own family and posted a photo to Twitter declaring her pride in being part of the movement to end President Trump’s heartless immigration policies.
— Laura Dern (@LauraDern) June 30, 2018
Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen joined her husband the singer John Legend to bring their new baby to the march in Los Angeles and posted this photo to Instagram.
Also at the LA march was comedian Patton Oswalt and his daughter as shown in this family portrait posted to Twitter.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 30, 2018
In Washington DC, Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda met up with singer Alicia Keys and her son Egypt and actress America Ferrara at the massive march in our nation’s capital.
Keys and Ferrara also addressed the crowd at the DC march as seen in this video captured by CNN.
Actress Kerry Washington was at the New York City march and tweeted to her fans to join the march.
Washington bumped into comedian and actress Amy Schumer, cousin of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, at the rally, an event that Schumer commemorated on her own Instagram feed.
While having the familiar faces of celebrities at the marches helps publicize the cause that they are supporting, it’s ordinary people who will power the political change in this country by actually turning up at the polls in November for the most important midterm elections in our lifetime.
It’s only by electing a Trump-proof Congress that we can ensure that the president’s heinous agenda is stopped in its tracks. We can’t let this nation be destroyed by a president elected by a minority of the popular vote with the help of Russian propaganda efforts. It’s up to all of us to reverse this misguided course.
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