Some of Hollywood’s biggest voices are joining forces to fight for immigrant families on Saturday during the Nationwide ‘Families Belong Together’ rallies.
Lin-Manuel Miranda said he cut his vacation short to march in the D.C. rally and spent his day alongside America Ferrera and Alicia Keys. Both ladies got onstage to address the thousands who gathered at the Nation’s capital. Keys fought back tears as she talked about her own children and then read aloud a letter she said was written by a mother separated from her son.
"If it can happen to any child, it can happen to my child, and your child, and all of our children," says singer Alicia Keys at the immigration rally in Washington, D.C. She then reads a letter written by a mother who was separated from her son. https://t.co/j5AGXVIZ6v pic.twitter.com/ZtGYN80Jy5
— CNN (@CNN) June 30, 2018
The “Hamilton” star then jumped onstage to perform a lullaby he wrote for parents who’ve been stripped from their kids. “We’re not going to stop until they can sing them to their children again,” he said.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is singing a lullaby for children separated from their parents pic.twitter.com/csctFNjR5T
— Meg Wagner (@megwagner) June 30, 2018
“Scandal” actress Kerry Washington showed her support for the cause at the New York rally, stopping to take photos with children who were also marching.
In Los Angeles, John Legend performed an unreleased song called, “Preach” and discussed how important it is for everyone to take a stand. His wife, Chrissy Teigen, also spoke at the march bringing their newborn son, Miles, and her mother onstage.
Singer John Legend just sang his new song "Preach" to protesters in Los Angeles. Before that, he said: "You can't just talk about it or tweet about it. You've got to do something." pic.twitter.com/xMvt3uOCfq
— Veronica Rocha (@VeronicaRochaLA) June 30, 2018
Other celebrities who’ve been vocal about their passion to keep families together include: Selena Gomez, Mindy Kaling, Ava DuVernay, Alyssa Milano and more.