Celebrities Support Families Belong Together March: ‘Let’s Put an End to This Madness’

With the reunification of some 2,000 children separated from their parents at border facilities with their families still uncertain despite Trump’s executive order ending the “zero tolerance” immigration policy, several organizations have formed the coalition Families Belong Together to organize marches across the nation to protest family separation.

Celebrities including Ava DuVernay, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Chrissy Teigen lent their voices to the cause, posting information about the marches to their social media and encouraging their followers to turn out using the hashtags #KeepFamiliesTogether and #FamiliesBelongTogether.

America Ferrerra, Alicia Keys, and Miranda spoke at the Washington, D.C rally, while Teigen, “Overboard’s” Eugenio Derbez and “Jane the Virgin’s” Jaime Camil gave speeches at the Los Angeles rally.

“I am here not only as a brand new mother, as the proud child of Honduran immigrants and not only an American who sees it as her duty to be here defending justice,” Ferrera said in Washington D.C. “I am here as a human being with a beating heart, who can feel pain, who understands compassion and who can easily imagine what it must feel like to struggle the way families are struggling right now.”

Keys was accompanied by her 7-year-old son. “Our democracy is at stake. Our humanity is at stake. We are out here to save the soul of our nation,” she said.

Miranda sang a lullaby version of the “Hamilton” song “Dear Theodosia,” which he dedicated to the children separated from their families.

“Cut my vacation short so I could march with you all in DC tomorrow and boy am I glad to be back home,” wrote Miranda on Twitter Friday.

Chrissy Teigen wrote Friday that she would be speaking and introducing husband John Legend at the Downtown LA march and added that there are 600 events happening Saturday.

“Let’s put an end to this madness,” Louis-Dreyfus wrote alongside a picture of her holding Families Belong Together and Keep Families Together signs.

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