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You – through Together Rising – established the FAMILY UNITY PROJECT at IMMDEF to prevent deportations of parents without their kids & reunite separated families 
You reunited Hermelindo with his son.
Hermelindo was set to be deported in 3 days without his 6-year-old son. 
You stopped his deportation. 
You reunited this family. 
You are funding full advocacy for them through the conclusion of their asylum cases.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

2018-08-02 19:55

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(Please watch and swipe left) You – through Together Rising – established the FAMILY UNITY PROJECT at IMMDEF to prevent deportations of parents without their kids & reunite separated families You reunited Hermelindo with his son. Hermelindo was set to be deported in 3 days without his 6-year-old son. You stopped his deportation. You reunited this family. You are funding full advocacy for them through the conclusion of their asylum cases. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Yesterday was the Administration’s court-ordered deadline to reunify the families it forcibly separated at the border.

In an attempt to evade the order, the government claimed victory for the children it returned, and arbitrarily contrived a classification called “ineligible” -- unilaterally declaring that certain families it tore apart are “ineligible” for reunification. 
Among this group of families “ineligible” for reunification are 431 children whose parents the government deported without their children. 
To summarize: • The government forcibly separates children, including babies, from their parents (including from those legally seeking asylum)
• A federal court orders the government to return the children to their parents.
• The government, after the court order, deports 463 parents without the children the government took from them (Note: In many cases, the government falsely convinced these parents that the only way they would see their kids again is if they sign their own deportation orders and return home, where the kids would be waiting for them).
• The government reports to the court that 431 children are “ineligible” for reunification because the parents are no longer in the country. Because the government deported them after it took their kids.
• The government does not keep track of parents deported. The parents are not allowed to enter the U.S. to establish contact with their children. The parents and children have no idea if they will ever see each other again.
• The government claims it has complied with the court order and its work cleaning up the mess of its own making is done. • We say HELL NO, NOT ON OUR WATCH. (Please read the full post at the link in our bio ☝🏼 )

2018-07-27 22:11

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Yesterday was the Administration’s court-ordered deadline to reunify the families it forcibly separated at the border. In an attempt to evade the order, the government claimed victory for the children it returned, and arbitrarily contrived a classification called “ineligible” -- unilaterally declaring that certain families it tore apart are “ineligible” for reunification. Among this group of families “ineligible” for reunification are 431 children whose parents the government deported without their children. To summarize: • The government forcibly separates children, including babies, from their parents (including from those legally seeking asylum) • A federal court orders the government to return the children to their parents. • The government, after the court order, deports 463 parents without the children the government took from them (Note: In many cases, the government falsely convinced these parents that the only way they would see their kids again is if they sign their own deportation orders and return home, where the kids would be waiting for them). • The government reports to the court that 431 children are “ineligible” for reunification because the parents are no longer in the country. Because the government deported them after it took their kids. • The government does not keep track of parents deported. The parents are not allowed to enter the U.S. to establish contact with their children. The parents and children have no idea if they will ever see each other again. • The government claims it has complied with the court order and its work cleaning up the mess of its own making is done. • We say HELL NO, NOT ON OUR WATCH. (Please read the full post at the link in our bio ☝🏼 )

This Sunday, please take a moment to watch what you have done. It’s working. Our families are being reunited. YOU DID THIS. 
Jorge from Northwest Immigrant Rights project wrote to us in the middle of the night to tell us that OUR LOVE IS FINALLY WORKING. THAT THE TIDE IS TURNING. Specifically, that our funds have secured the release of ten parents as of yesterday. 
Yolany Padilla – who fled violence in Honduras to seek legal asylum in the US -- is one of them. Her 6-year-old son Jelsin was taken from her by ICE two months ago. YESTERDAY, YOUR FUNDS SECURED JELSIN’S RETURN TO YOLANY’S ARMS.

Yolany said, “It’s difficult to explain how I feel because this moment is so big. It’s been so long since I’ve seen him, just imagine how I feel…It was like my heart was going to leap out of my body.” I love that Yolany used her statement to ask America to be brave and compassionate enough to imagine. To imagine how it feels to be her. How it feels to be her son. 
You did that. You dared to do what many refuse to do. You dared to imagine how it would feel to have your baby taken from your arms.To not know where he is or if you’ll ever see him again. You dared to imagine and that imagining broke your heart. 
And then you USED that heartbreak. You didn’t waste it. You used your heartbreak as fuel and you gave. When you gave to Together Rising, you transformed heartbreak into action. YOUR HEARTBREAK REUNITED YOLANY & JELSIN. 
This is how it’s done. This is how Love Wins.

YOU PROVIDED BAIL BOND FUNDS FOR EVERY SINGLE IMMIGRANT PARENT IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON WHOSE CHILDREN WERE TAKEN AT THE BORDER. EVERY SINGLE ONE. Your funds allow the detained parents to be removed from detention pending the completion of their asylum claims and immigration proceedings, giving parents a much better opportunity to reunify with children-and have children removed from detention-while their cases are pending, which can take up to one year.

We won’t quit until every parent has their child back. 100% of what we receive goes to these families -- Give at www.togetherrising.org/give or the link in our bio ☝🏼 Love, Fury & Relentless Hope,
G & @together.rising

2018-07-15 16:58

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This Sunday, please take a moment to watch what you have done. It’s working. Our families are being reunited. YOU DID THIS. Jorge from Northwest Immigrant Rights project wrote to us in the middle of the night to tell us that OUR LOVE IS FINALLY WORKING. THAT THE TIDE IS TURNING. Specifically, that our funds have secured the release of ten parents as of yesterday. Yolany Padilla – who fled violence in Honduras to seek legal asylum in the US -- is one of them. Her 6-year-old son Jelsin was taken from her by ICE two months ago. YESTERDAY, YOUR FUNDS SECURED JELSIN’S RETURN TO YOLANY’S ARMS. Yolany said, “It’s difficult to explain how I feel because this moment is so big. It’s been so long since I’ve seen him, just imagine how I feel…It was like my heart was going to leap out of my body.” I love that Yolany used her statement to ask America to be brave and compassionate enough to imagine. To imagine how it feels to be her. How it feels to be her son. You did that. You dared to do what many refuse to do. You dared to imagine how it would feel to have your baby taken from your arms.To not know where he is or if you’ll ever see him again. You dared to imagine and that imagining broke your heart. And then you USED that heartbreak. You didn’t waste it. You used your heartbreak as fuel and you gave. When you gave to Together Rising, you transformed heartbreak into action. YOUR HEARTBREAK REUNITED YOLANY & JELSIN. This is how it’s done. This is how Love Wins. YOU PROVIDED BAIL BOND FUNDS FOR EVERY SINGLE IMMIGRANT PARENT IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON WHOSE CHILDREN WERE TAKEN AT THE BORDER. EVERY SINGLE ONE. Your funds allow the detained parents to be removed from detention pending the completion of their asylum claims and immigration proceedings, giving parents a much better opportunity to reunify with children-and have children removed from detention-while their cases are pending, which can take up to one year. We won’t quit until every parent has their child back. 100% of what we receive goes to these families -- Give at www.togetherrising.org/give or the link in our bio ☝🏼 Love, Fury & Relentless Hope, G & @together.rising

We are reporting to you today on Together Rising’s Round 3 giving. This is how you, through your devoted giving to Together Rising, are deploying $1,704,000 today to organizations that are advocating for and reuniting separated families RIGHT NOW: $500,000 to AL OTRO LADO to:
1) Develop a screening and referral system throughout Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to identify parents who have been deported without their children and to refer them to attorneys to work on reunification/ representation of the child in the U.S. (Note: We have documented cases of parents of separated children who are being deported WITHOUT the children that the government took. Many of these parents are being told that giving up their asylum claims and voluntarily signing their own deportation orders is the only way they will see their kids again – only to return to their home countries and learn that their children are still being held in detention in the U.S.) So in order for these parents to ever see their children again, an effective referral network throughout Central America and beyond is vital to connect these parents to US-based advocates. 
2) Hire two attorneys and two paralegals to help with reunification and to represent families who have been separated.
3) Hire a staff member to work with separated families in Los Angeles to coordinate mental health, medical, and other social services required by parents and children as a result of the trauma of separation. 
Please see the comments below for our three other grants made today. 
At @together.rising we don’t do despair. We turn our collective heartbreak into collective action. 
YOU DID THIS. THANK YOU. 
We will not forget these children. And we will not rest until every single one of them is reunited. 
Please give a tax-deductible donation at the link in my bio above ☝🏼www.togetherrising.org/give

2018-07-01 01:56

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We are reporting to you today on Together Rising’s Round 3 giving. This is how you, through your devoted giving to Together Rising, are deploying $1,704,000 today to organizations that are advocating for and reuniting separated families RIGHT NOW: $500,000 to AL OTRO LADO to: 1) Develop a screening and referral system throughout Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to identify parents who have been deported without their children and to refer them to attorneys to work on reunification/ representation of the child in the U.S. (Note: We have documented cases of parents of separated children who are being deported WITHOUT the children that the government took. Many of these parents are being told that giving up their asylum claims and voluntarily signing their own deportation orders is the only way they will see their kids again – only to return to their home countries and learn that their children are still being held in detention in the U.S.) So in order for these parents to ever see their children again, an effective referral network throughout Central America and beyond is vital to connect these parents to US-based advocates. 2) Hire two attorneys and two paralegals to help with reunification and to represent families who have been separated. 3) Hire a staff member to work with separated families in Los Angeles to coordinate mental health, medical, and other social services required by parents and children as a result of the trauma of separation. Please see the comments below for our three other grants made today. At @together.rising we don’t do despair. We turn our collective heartbreak into collective action. YOU DID THIS. THANK YOU. We will not forget these children. And we will not rest until every single one of them is reunited. Please give a tax-deductible donation at the link in my bio above ☝🏼www.togetherrising.org/give

KIDS HELPING KIDS!
We've heard from dozens of kids who -- to help kids who have been taken from their parents -- are putting on bake sales to raise money for Together Rising! 
Here's a note we got from one of these warrior families: "When sad and scary things happen in this world, I am most often a nervous and confused-- not knowing how to help. But, as I’ve followed Together Rising over the last year or so I’ve felt a tug on my heart to do that “next right thing.” I saw a picture you posted of two little girls hosting a bake sale and I thought to myself, “Hey, We can do that!” So on Sunday we hosted a bake sale and it felt like the next (first?) right thing. We raised $557 for Together Rising and it feels good to do SOMEthing. Thank you - people are following your lead. And I’m proud to say I’m following the lead of two sweet little girls hosting a bake sale :)." The little ones are leading us, folks. We are in good hands.

2018-06-29 15:41

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KIDS HELPING KIDS! We've heard from dozens of kids who -- to help kids who have been taken from their parents -- are putting on bake sales to raise money for Together Rising! Here's a note we got from one of these warrior families: "When sad and scary things happen in this world, I am most often a nervous and confused-- not knowing how to help. But, as I’ve followed Together Rising over the last year or so I’ve felt a tug on my heart to do that “next right thing.” I saw a picture you posted of two little girls hosting a bake sale and I thought to myself, “Hey, We can do that!” So on Sunday we hosted a bake sale and it felt like the next (first) right thing. We raised $557 for Together Rising and it feels good to do SOMEthing. Thank you - people are following your lead. And I’m proud to say I’m following the lead of two sweet little girls hosting a bake sale :)." The little ones are leading us, folks. We are in good hands.

So many of you have been asking for ways that you can help the separated families beyond giving. 
So we put together this resource with ways everyone can help. Whether you are a lawyer, paralegal, law student, medical professional, country conditions expert, interpreter, data entry, administrative assistant, photographer, care provider – whether you can make calls, or enter data, or come to an event – everyone can do something. Thank you for showing up. Thank you for always showing up.

Please tag your people who want to help. 
Click the link in our bio above ☝🏼 for the resource. 
Love, 
G & Together Rising 
 #familiesbelongtogether

2018-06-28 16:18

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So many of you have been asking for ways that you can help the separated families beyond giving. So we put together this resource with ways everyone can help. Whether you are a lawyer, paralegal, law student, medical professional, country conditions expert, interpreter, data entry, administrative assistant, photographer, care provider – whether you can make calls, or enter data, or come to an event – everyone can do something. Thank you for showing up. Thank you for always showing up. Please tag your people who want to help. Click the link in our bio above ☝🏼 for the resource. Love, G & Together Rising #familiesbelongtogether

We are here to share some updates based on our constant communication with boots-on-the-ground ally organizations where your dollars are hard at work: 
1) Last night, US District Court Judge Dana Sabraw ordered that the US government must reunify all parents with minor children whom the government has separated – children under the age of 5 must be reunited within 14 days and children age 5 and older must be reunified within 30 days. This ruling provides hope for children and families who have been torn apart but it does not come close to solving this crisis. Even if the Administration intends to comply, it is unclear whether they can—given their appalling failure to set up effective tracking methods. 
2) Parents are being deported without the children who were taken from them. We have verified at least 5 cases in which a parent voluntarily signed their own deportation orders and gave up their asylum claims because they were told it was the only way they would see their child again -- yet, when these parents were deported to their home country, they learned that the child still being held in the U.S. In one case, a Guatemalan father left because he was so desperate to be reunited with this 5-year-old girl – from whom he has been separated for 2 months. When he returned home, he learned that his daughter is in a NYC facility and he has not been granted contact with her. Please call your Members of Congress to demand that DHS SUSPEND DEPORTATION OF ANY SEPARATED FAMILY MEMBERS until all families can first be reunified. This is vital, because once parents are deported without their kids, the probability of reuniting them becomes exponentially more difficult. 
3) Shockingly, the government seems not to have an effective system linking the children to the parents from whom they were separated, or for reuniting the families. Parents without advocates to reach out to ORR have no way of knowing anything about where their kids are being held and under what conditions. 
Please do click the link in our bio above for our full report ☝🏼 Love,
G & Together Rising

2018-06-27 21:14

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We are here to share some updates based on our constant communication with boots-on-the-ground ally organizations where your dollars are hard at work: 1) Last night, US District Court Judge Dana Sabraw ordered that the US government must reunify all parents with minor children whom the government has separated – children under the age of 5 must be reunited within 14 days and children age 5 and older must be reunified within 30 days. This ruling provides hope for children and families who have been torn apart but it does not come close to solving this crisis. Even if the Administration intends to comply, it is unclear whether they can—given their appalling failure to set up effective tracking methods. 2) Parents are being deported without the children who were taken from them. We have verified at least 5 cases in which a parent voluntarily signed their own deportation orders and gave up their asylum claims because they were told it was the only way they would see their child again -- yet, when these parents were deported to their home country, they learned that the child still being held in the U.S. In one case, a Guatemalan father left because he was so desperate to be reunited with this 5-year-old girl – from whom he has been separated for 2 months. When he returned home, he learned that his daughter is in a NYC facility and he has not been granted contact with her. Please call your Members of Congress to demand that DHS SUSPEND DEPORTATION OF ANY SEPARATED FAMILY MEMBERS until all families can first be reunified. This is vital, because once parents are deported without their kids, the probability of reuniting them becomes exponentially more difficult. 3) Shockingly, the government seems not to have an effective system linking the children to the parents from whom they were separated, or for reuniting the families. Parents without advocates to reach out to ORR have no way of knowing anything about where their kids are being held and under what conditions. Please do click the link in our bio above for our full report ☝🏼 Love, G & Together Rising

Here’s what the executive order does and doesn’t do: The executive order stops the new bleeding. But it does not address the blood on their hands.
The president has just signed an executive order reversing his own policy of mass family separation at the border.
This executive order was signed because OF YOU. This administration took a bet that America had no more unifying non-negotiables – that there was nothing we wouldn’t tolerate – that we wouldn’t care enough to keep fighting. They lost that bet. We cared enough. When it came to the babies we, the people, came together and said: NOT THIS.
We need to take a moment to acknowledge your victory.
Okay that moment is over. Because this remains a national crisis and atrocity.
This order does not change the President’s zero-tolerance regime. Every unauthorized border crossing (even those who may be seeking asylum legally) will continue to be treated as a federal crime. Families may be detained by (in for-profit facilities) indefinitely while the adults face federal prosecution.
IT DOES NOTHING WITH RESPECT TO THE THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN ALREADY FORCIBLY REMOVED FROM THEIR FAMILIES through this barbaric policy. NOTHING ABOUT THEM. We have learned today that children have been flown all over the country – hundreds of miles from their parents, and authorities have said there is a high probability that many will never be reunited. We learned today that several of the FOR-PROFIT companies that house unaccompanied children have histories of sexual misconduct and other abuse.
ORPHANED & ABUSED BY OUR GOVERNMENT.
TOGETHER RISING WILL NOT REST UNTIL THESE CHILDREN ARE BACK IN THEIR PARENTS’ ARMS.
We will not forget about these thousands of terrified children. We will reunify these families.
Every boots on the ground organization with which we are in daily contact tells us this: These babies need advocates to help get them reunified with their families. We are going to keep HELPING THE HELPERS. We are going to lock arms with these organizations and keep walking with them until the babies are returned.
We will do this together. Please give at the link in our bio ☝🏼
@glennondoyle & @together.rising

2018-06-20 20:43

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Here’s what the executive order does and doesn’t do: The executive order stops the new bleeding. But it does not address the blood on their hands. The president has just signed an executive order reversing his own policy of mass family separation at the border. This executive order was signed because OF YOU. This administration took a bet that America had no more unifying non-negotiables – that there was nothing we wouldn’t tolerate – that we wouldn’t care enough to keep fighting. They lost that bet. We cared enough. When it came to the babies we, the people, came together and said: NOT THIS. We need to take a moment to acknowledge your victory. Okay that moment is over. Because this remains a national crisis and atrocity. This order does not change the President’s zero-tolerance regime. Every unauthorized border crossing (even those who may be seeking asylum legally) will continue to be treated as a federal crime. Families may be detained by (in for-profit facilities) indefinitely while the adults face federal prosecution. IT DOES NOTHING WITH RESPECT TO THE THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN ALREADY FORCIBLY REMOVED FROM THEIR FAMILIES through this barbaric policy. NOTHING ABOUT THEM. We have learned today that children have been flown all over the country – hundreds of miles from their parents, and authorities have said there is a high probability that many will never be reunited. We learned today that several of the FOR-PROFIT companies that house unaccompanied children have histories of sexual misconduct and other abuse. ORPHANED & ABUSED BY OUR GOVERNMENT. TOGETHER RISING WILL NOT REST UNTIL THESE CHILDREN ARE BACK IN THEIR PARENTS’ ARMS. We will not forget about these thousands of terrified children. We will reunify these families. Every boots on the ground organization with which we are in daily contact tells us this: These babies need advocates to help get them reunified with their families. We are going to keep HELPING THE HELPERS. We are going to lock arms with these organizations and keep walking with them until the babies are returned. We will do this together. Please give at the link in our bio ☝🏼 @glennondoyle & @together.rising

At Glennon's town hall meeting in Falls Church, VA this past week, a mother stood and said: "How do we talk to our children about what’s going on at the border? How do we tell our kids that babies are being stripped from their mothers’ arms?" Glennon answered: "I can tell you what I tell my kids. You know the story about what Mister Rogers’ mother told him? She said, 'When scary things happen: look for the helpers. There will always be helpers.' I tell my kids that story. And then I take it further. I tell them that it’s not enough to look for the helpers. We must BECOME THE HELPERS. I tell them we will not surrender to despair. We will not wallow in heartbreak or anger without taking action. Heartbreak without action might as well be apathy. 
No. As for us and our house: We will not stand for terrified babies being torn from their mothers’ arms. As for us and our house, we will not just feel sad -- we will feel and then ACT." This weekend, a Love Warrior mama sent this photo to us. She wrote: "I wanted to share that my first grader and her little sister recently held a bake sale to raise funds for your emergency Love Flash Mob to reunify children separated at the border." These fierce Love Warriors raised $248.50 in one hour for Together Rising. Every penny we receive from them is going to boots-on-the-ground advocacy and reunification of the border families.

Thank you for raising The Helpers, Mama. Brava!

LOVE,
G & Together Rising

We are still accepting tax-deductible donations for lawyers and social workers for detained children. As always, every penny we receive goes toward advocacy for and reunification of the Border families. You can give at the link in our bio above ☝🏼

2018-06-18 19:13

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At Glennon's town hall meeting in Falls Church, VA this past week, a mother stood and said: "How do we talk to our children about what’s going on at the border How do we tell our kids that babies are being stripped from their mothers’ arms" Glennon answered: "I can tell you what I tell my kids. You know the story about what Mister Rogers’ mother told him She said, 'When scary things happen: look for the helpers. There will always be helpers.' I tell my kids that story. And then I take it further. I tell them that it’s not enough to look for the helpers. We must BECOME THE HELPERS. I tell them we will not surrender to despair. We will not wallow in heartbreak or anger without taking action. Heartbreak without action might as well be apathy. No. As for us and our house: We will not stand for terrified babies being torn from their mothers’ arms. As for us and our house, we will not just feel sad -- we will feel and then ACT." This weekend, a Love Warrior mama sent this photo to us. She wrote: "I wanted to share that my first grader and her little sister recently held a bake sale to raise funds for your emergency Love Flash Mob to reunify children separated at the border." These fierce Love Warriors raised $248.50 in one hour for Together Rising. Every penny we receive from them is going to boots-on-the-ground advocacy and reunification of the border families. Thank you for raising The Helpers, Mama. Brava! LOVE, G & Together Rising We are still accepting tax-deductible donations for lawyers and social workers for detained children. As always, every penny we receive goes toward advocacy for and reunification of the Border families. You can give at the link in our bio above ☝🏼

HERE'S HOW YOU ARE SERVING THE SEPARATED BORDER FAMILIES TODAY -- UPDATE #2!
Two weeks ago, we came together in a Together Rising Love Flash Mob to help get babies – who were torn from their families at the border – back into their parents’ arms. 
In 9 hours, you raised One Million Dollars. 
In total, you raised $1,500,000.

Last week, we told you about our first round of giving, in which we funded the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project for an angel team of four lawyers and 3 legal assistants to represent children detained in Arizona detention centers and their families; and the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights in order to cover the costs of a lawyer and social worker who will be operating around the country and on the border to provide advocacy and healing to unaccompanied, detained children.

Now, we are updating you on our second wave of giving so you know where Together Rising is putting your funds to work with love warrior boots on the ground. Please click the link above to read the full update about where your dollars are hard at work right now. 
This crisis is heartbreaking, but at Together Rising, we don’t do despair. We know that despair is self-indulgent. Instead, we turn our collective heartbreak into effective action. 
Please read the update. And please become one of the helpers.

EVERY PENNY WE RECEIVE FROM THE LINK IN THE UPDATE WILL CONTINUE TO GO TO CAREFULLY VETTED ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WORKING TIRELESSLY TO REUNIFY CHILDREN WITH THEIR FAMILIES. We know immigration is complicated and still we say: NOT THIS. 
Let us hold onto this non-negotiable: Babies should not be torn from their parents’ arms. GIVE TO SAY: NOT THIS. 
please click the link in our bio above 👆🏼

2018-06-16 14:52

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HERE'S HOW YOU ARE SERVING THE SEPARATED BORDER FAMILIES TODAY -- UPDATE #2! Two weeks ago, we came together in a Together Rising Love Flash Mob to help get babies – who were torn from their families at the border – back into their parents’ arms. In 9 hours, you raised One Million Dollars. In total, you raised $1,500,000. Last week, we told you about our first round of giving, in which we funded the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project for an angel team of four lawyers and 3 legal assistants to represent children detained in Arizona detention centers and their families; and the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights in order to cover the costs of a lawyer and social worker who will be operating around the country and on the border to provide advocacy and healing to unaccompanied, detained children. Now, we are updating you on our second wave of giving so you know where Together Rising is putting your funds to work with love warrior boots on the ground. Please click the link above to read the full update about where your dollars are hard at work right now. This crisis is heartbreaking, but at Together Rising, we don’t do despair. We know that despair is self-indulgent. Instead, we turn our collective heartbreak into effective action. Please read the update. And please become one of the helpers. EVERY PENNY WE RECEIVE FROM THE LINK IN THE UPDATE WILL CONTINUE TO GO TO CAREFULLY VETTED ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WORKING TIRELESSLY TO REUNIFY CHILDREN WITH THEIR FAMILIES. We know immigration is complicated and still we say: NOT THIS. Let us hold onto this non-negotiable: Babies should not be torn from their parents’ arms. GIVE TO SAY: NOT THIS. please click the link in our bio above 👆🏼

Together Rising is delighted to be part of The Great Build – @Oath for Good’s global volunteer day. We are grateful to @AbbyWambach – member of the Oath Board of Advisors – for inviting @Oath employees across 17 countries to participate in Together Rising’s Together Letters program, which brings emotional support to members of our community through letters of encouragement. Thank you to Oath for Good for your commitment to bringing more good into the world. 
At Together Rising, we believe that one of the most beautiful parts of a community is coming together to lift each other up in times of need. Together Letters serves those who need words of encouragement, and those who have encouragement to give. If you would like to participate in Together Letters – either by posting a letter request or sending a letter – please visit the link in our bio above.

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Together Rising is delighted to be part of The Great Build – @Oath for Good’s global volunteer day. We are grateful to @AbbyWambach – member of the Oath Board of Advisors – for inviting @Oath employees across 17 countries to participate in Together Rising’s Together Letters program, which brings emotional support to members of our community through letters of encouragement. Thank you to Oath for Good for your commitment to bringing more good into the world. At Together Rising, we believe that one of the most beautiful parts of a community is coming together to lift each other up in times of need. Together Letters serves those who need words of encouragement, and those who have encouragement to give. If you would like to participate in Together Letters – either by posting a letter request or sending a letter – please visit the link in our bio above.

On Tuesday, we came together in a Love Flash Mob to help get babies back into their parents’ arms. 
In 9 hours, you raised One Million Dollars. 
In total, you raised $1,500,000. 
We are writing to update you on where your funds are already at work right now, and our plan to expeditiously and responsibly source your outpouring of donations. 
You fully funded (and more) the first two goals: 
1)We wanted to raise money for legal advocates to represent 60 little ones – aged 12 months to 10 years – held in an Arizona detention center after being torn from their parents.  Before the Love Flash Mob was even over, we sent $487,000 to Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project to fund the work of an angel team of four lawyers and 3 legal assistants.  This team will be responsible for representing every child in that center and every one of their parents. They will work to establish and maintain contact between child and parent, reunification of families, and safety and rehabilitation of each child.
2)Last week, we also sent $315,000 to the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights to cover the costs of a lawyer and social worker who will be operating around the country and on the border to provide advocacy and healing to unaccompanied, detained children. 
You gave so generously, that even before the Love Flash Mob was over, our incredible team of volunteers was already investigating, interviewing, and vetting other organizations that are doing this vital work. 
At Together Rising, your trust in us means everything.  We continue to press hard into the diligence process – working quickly to ensure that we meticulously match your dollars with the precise organizations doing the most vital work — until as many of these precious children as possible have the support and advocacy they need, and are reunited with their parents. 
As always, we will keep you updated to let you know exactly where your dollars are hard at work on the ground. Thank you for showing up for these kids and for doing this Brutiful work. 
LOVE.
G & Together Rising

2018-06-05 01:40

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On Tuesday, we came together in a Love Flash Mob to help get babies back into their parents’ arms. In 9 hours, you raised One Million Dollars. In total, you raised $1,500,000. We are writing to update you on where your funds are already at work right now, and our plan to expeditiously and responsibly source your outpouring of donations. You fully funded (and more) the first two goals: 1)We wanted to raise money for legal advocates to represent 60 little ones – aged 12 months to 10 years – held in an Arizona detention center after being torn from their parents.  Before the Love Flash Mob was even over, we sent $487,000 to Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project to fund the work of an angel team of four lawyers and 3 legal assistants.  This team will be responsible for representing every child in that center and every one of their parents. They will work to establish and maintain contact between child and parent, reunification of families, and safety and rehabilitation of each child. 2)Last week, we also sent $315,000 to the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights to cover the costs of a lawyer and social worker who will be operating around the country and on the border to provide advocacy and healing to unaccompanied, detained children. You gave so generously, that even before the Love Flash Mob was over, our incredible team of volunteers was already investigating, interviewing, and vetting other organizations that are doing this vital work. At Together Rising, your trust in us means everything.  We continue to press hard into the diligence process – working quickly to ensure that we meticulously match your dollars with the precise organizations doing the most vital work — until as many of these precious children as possible have the support and advocacy they need, and are reunited with their parents. As always, we will keep you updated to let you know exactly where your dollars are hard at work on the ground. Thank you for showing up for these kids and for doing this Brutiful work. LOVE. G & Together Rising

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