So now it's time to step up. Yesterday I spouted some platitudes and pretty words about walking the talk, doing the right thing, making a difference. knocking down the small injustices to topple the big ones. This morning, this showed up in my Facebook feed. gofundme.com
I know this family. I know that Juan is none of the terrible things the president says he is taking a hard line on. He is a father, a husband, a farmer. A taxpayer, a booster, a volunteer. He is a good man, an honest man, and a LEGAL resident. His skin is the wrong color, and his path to the US did not involve the Mayflower or, you know, a steamer from Kallstadt. Toss him over the wall!
For reasons I will not go into here, yet, I do not have money to support his fight. But I have email, and I have stamps, and I have representatives in Washington and Montpelier, and dammit I will help. This small injustice is HUGE to the six children that call him dad.