"Orange is the New Black" Star Diane Guerrero held back tears during the rally in Washington, DC while talking about being separated from her family
"I am here today as a woman separated from her family as a small child, I am here today to be painful honestly about the harm this government policy inflicts upon the people, do it to the children," said you. "Even 17 years later, I still remember what it felt like the first time I screamed at my parents and they could not answer."
She continued, "I have to believe that this is an opportunity to stand up over tyranny, ignorance, misconduct, and belief in change, and this is an opportunity for us to come together as a nation, and over separation and fear Only then can we stop the separation of families and stop the policies that cradle children. "
Alicia Keys and America Ferrera took the stage together to give emotional speeches explaining the reasons for the march.
Keys first picked up the microphone and introduced herself as "a mother".
"My seven-year-old son is here with me today, his name is Egypt, and I could not imagine not finding him." She said. "I could not even imagine being separated from him or being afraid of how he was being treated, this is all our struggle, because if it happens to a child, it can happen to my child and child and to all our children Children. "
Ferrera's speech was passionate and touched on motherhood, her Honduran roots, and the duty to" defend justice. "
"I am here not only as a brand new mother, as the proud child of Honduran immigrants and not just an American who sees it as their duty to be here and to defend justice. I am here as a human being a beating heart that can feel pain, understand compassion, and easily imagine how it should feel Fight the way families are struggling, "she said. "It's easy to imagine that I would hope if my family were torn apart, if my brother was arbitrarily criminalized, if it were my sister who was banned, someone would stand up for me and my family."
She continued : "It is so easy. This fight does not belong to a group of people, a color of people, a race of people, a gender – it belongs to all of us. What makes man remarkable is our We have imagination, we use it.
The stars also shared stories of families affected by politics.
Keys read the words of a mother whose son was being held in immigration detention while Ferrera read a letter from a man "fighting for it
Ferrera was swallowed while reading Grandfather's letter after urging the crowd "themselves Imagine that this is your child, t You are this grandfather. "
Later, Keys left the crowd and shouted," We will not back down after sharing their last thoughts.
"Our democracy is at stake. Our humanity is at stake. We are out here to save the soul of our nation, "she said. We all need children who are united with their parents. We demand to end the zero-humanity policy. We have to save the Supreme Court, and we have to vote because if we vote, we win.
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