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Selena Gomez, Cher, Alicia Keys Rally To #KeepFamiliesTogether
As people nationwide gathered to #KeepFamiliesTogether and support immigrant families and protest current immigration policies on June 30, many musicians, actors and activists lent their celebrity to the cause.
Artists such as GRAMMY winners Alicia Keys, Carole King, Cher, and Lin-Manuel Miranda attended marches protesting the current White House administration's immigration policies. Others, including Janelle Monáe, Selena Gomez and Questlove voiced their support on social media, posting under the hashtags #KeepFamilesTogether and #FamiliesBelongTogether.
June 30th is a nationwide day of action for our immigrant families & refugee children. There will be over 750 events planned throughout the country. The anchor event (protestwise) will be in #LafayetteSquare in #WashingtonDC. the purpose for tomorrow is to let this administration know that #FamiliesBelongTogether (not in cages) “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses Yearning TO BE FREE. The Wretched Refuse Of Your Teeming Shore. Send These, The Homeless, Tempest-Tossed To Me—-I LIFT MY LAMP BESIDE THE GOLDEN DOOR. I am a child photo: @kishabari No one is illegal photo: #ChrisLee End family separation now art: @alockstadt Keep families together (blue hand version) #NicholasLampert @nicolaslampert Keep families together: #PeteRailand @lookbacktosee No More Detention: #phoebewahl @phoebewahl Follow @WomenBelong on Twitter & @womensmarch
At the Los Angeles march, GRAMMY winner John Legend took the stage along with Black Eyed Peas' Taboo to support the efforts of those gathered. Meanwhile, Legend's wife Chrissy Teigen — holding their newborn son — gave a powerful speech to the marchers gathered around City Hall.
"We love that the American story is filled with people who come from all over the world to have a better life here. America at its best is big, beautiful and diverse," she said. "Too many people demonize immigrants, like they're stealing something from the people born here. Immigrants don't come here to take from us; they add to what makes America special. Making America great doesn't mean building walls to keep people out. It means continuing to embrace the dreams of immigrants who add to our culture, our economy and our humanity."
— John Legend (@johnlegend) June 30, 2018
To find out what's next and join your favorite artists to ensure our fellow human beings have the civil rights we all deserve, visit FamilesBelongTogether.org.