A NEW STRATEGY.
Hey folks - Rain Perry here. Here's an update on Every Child Returned and a new tactic.
For the last month, I've been trying without success to get information about where the remaining children are being held. And then this week, we learn that there are more like 12,000 children being detained in camps.
So I have decided that Job One is to vote out the people who are facilitating this evil policy. I am focusing all my energy on getting out the vote and I urge every one of you to do the same.
Here's my personal strategy. Please do what makes sense to you in your neck of the woods.
We have a good chance at retaking the house. The Senate is a long shot but it's possible.
So I'm traveling to Texas from 10/26-11/3 to get out the vote for Beto O'Rourke in an effort to unseat Ted Cruz. Then I'm coming home to California. I live in a safe district, so I plan on spending the few days before the election - and election day - getting out the vote and driving people to the polls in a neighboring contested district.
I encourage you to read Hillary's urgent piece in the Atlantic today and to make arrangements to do everything you can to take back Congress.
WE CAN DO THIS.
There are lots of upcoming actions scheduled: phone campaigns, marches and sit-ins. This is all good and we should attend all of them. What makes change happen is sustained unrest. There are also many groups doing heroic work at the border and all across the country that need your support. Here's a good list. Here's another one.
Every Child Returned is a quiet vigil that, as a mom who lost her own mother at a young age, I feel compelled to do. If it feels right to join me, please do and please spread the word.
You may know about the Mothers of the Disappeared in Argentina. This was the group of mothers and grandmothers whose children were disappeared by the government in the 1970s and who bravely stood in the Plaza de Mayo to protest. Their persistent presence in a public space shamed the government and kept international attention on the human rights crisis in their community.
Because of excellent investigative reporting by multiple press outlets, we are beginning to learn the names of the facilities housing children who have been separated by inhumane Trump administration policies.
As long as kids are sitting in detention miles away from their parents, we will keep the pressure on, and show they are not forgotten, by sitting where they are.
Fellow parents and friends: take a shift and sit in vigil until every child is returned.
who's organizing this action?
My name is Rain Perry, and I'm a singer-songwriter and a mom who is horrified at the policy of separating children from their parents with no plan to return them. So I researched major press reporting and made this website as a way for people of conscience across the country to keep attention on until the families are reunited.