Let’s start with things you can do to help before getting into the why we need to help.
Here’s scripts from Celeste Pewter. (You can also check her twitter account daily for things to do.)
The Texas Tribune has been doing an amazing job of reporting on the migrant situation. You can donate to help support them here.
The next big protest is June 30th. See if there’s one in your area.
Here’s a letter that academics can sign
(The rest of wandsci’s thread is worth reading as well– she asks, where’s your line and gives some suggestions for things you can do.)
When someone (*cough* the Atlantic *cough*) says that what’s happening now isn’t the holocaust, remind them that the Nazis didn’t start with gas chambers. Here’s a compelling thread showing the parallels between now and 1933. We must fight. We must stop it while we still can. It isn’t the holocaust *yet* and we’re the only thing keeping it from happening.
In case you were confused about what’s been happening, here’s a thread from the Texas Tribune from before the EO was signed. The Texas Tribune is doing really amazing reporting and explaining on recent issues.
Reports of physical and verbal abuse against migrant children in at least 3 federal detention centers
Separated children headed towards shelters with a history of abuse
Children get their stuffed animals confiscated when they are taken into custody.
Not the onion…
Psychologically damaging children is the goal
We are torturing children
If you missed the audio of crying children separated from parents and Border Patrol agents joking about it… you can link to it here. Heartbreaking.
An American citizen discusses the effects of family separation
There is no decency
Data visualization on distressed communities
Yet another PF blog thinks about families
Fear prevents Hispanic citizens from using government benefits for their kids.
The only good kind of civil war reenactment— Buffalo soldiers won’t you come out tonight?
You can donate used clothes in good condition to hospitals.
Congrats to donebyforty! (We left a message about diapers, but apparently it got eaten)