On June 29th, lawyers, mothers and our allies around the country gathered at our federal legislators’ offices and deliver an open letter letting Members of Congress know that swift measures must be taken to reunite the more than 2,345 migrant children who have already been separated from their parents and to prevent minors who continue to cross the border from being held indefinitely.
We delivered the letter to over 326 members of Congress in 49 states.
We are Lawyer Moms who jumped into this fight simply because we could not tolerate the separation of migrant children from their parents. We have been vocal on this issue since June 8, 2018. The President's June 20 executive order is not enough; our biggest takeaway from it is that activism works. Constituent pressure works. We must keep the energy going until every separated child is reunited with her family and no child languishes in federal detention facilities.
Each of us would do anything to keep our children safe.
Each of us swore an oath to defend the Constitution.
We will not let this unconscionable practice stand on our watch.
Join us. Let's make some noise.