Actress Felicia Day announced on June 19th 2018 that she will be holding a fundraiser via Twitch for a charity that helps with the legal defenses of the children that are being taken away from their parents and kept in the holding camps. She will be holding this event on June 30th 2018 from 9am to 9pm.
The proceedings will be given to @RAICETEXAS and would help a number of children to be reunited with their families faster. RAICES is the largest immigration legal services non-profit in the Texas area that puts focus on underserved immigrant children, families and refugees.
As soon as she posted her announcement on Twitter there was a multitude of responses from the MST3K community including a comment from Bill Corbett asking if there was anything he could do to help. Others began offering handmade crafts for giveaways that she could do throughout the stream as well. It seems that the general reaction is positive and that makes me glad to see.
Over the past few days there has been much debate over if what was happening at the borders was a justified action. Right or wrong, I was having a really hard time with this. I truly feel for these families but felt totally conflicted. What could I even do? I was coming up with nothing at every avenue I looked into. There was a march near me in Los Angeles but there is always that worry that a peaceful protest could go horribly wrong and I couldn’t bring myself to take that chance, especially not having a kid at home myself.
I have been a fan of Felicia ever since I saw her in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long-Blog, and The Guild. She has always been someone I have looked up to and I admire her even more for doing this. I’m almost certain that with Felicia being a mother as well that this was her way of creating change and with her following being so large this was a smart way to go about doing it. What Felicia Day is doing is the perfect way to help when you find yourself in a similar situation to mine. If everyone contributed five dollars who watched that could make an enormous difference in these children’s lives. My hope is that this will also let the children know that it isn’t all Americans that are ok with this happening.
PopLurker is not looking to cause trouble by posting this or create a huge debate over who thinks they are right or who’s to blame. We just wanted to put out a message to those who may be interested in helping these children be reunited with their parents until we can find a more permanent solution.
If there are any other causes or things you feel can make some positive changes such as charities, legal funds, or anything us anti-social people can do to help from behind our computers, please post them in the comments. We would love to hear from you.
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Make sure you tune into this event on her channel at Twitch.tv/feliciaday
If you would like to donate directly you can do so at RAICESTEXAS.ORG
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