Children in cages

The news from our southern border is suffocating. It leaves you feeling helpless, trapped, impotent, wanting so much to do something, say something – scream – and wondering if anybody would listen.

But we cannot give in. We cannot resign ourselves to the status quo. We owe it to our children and our country to stand up and be heard. Because if they put one child in a prison, they're putting all of us in a cage.

So where to begin? Well, a good place to start is the website of Indivisible, where they've posted background on the "zero tolerance" policy and resources for contacting your federal representatives. I also recommend you follow Orchard City Indivisible on Twitter for opportunities to get involved locally.

Then, you can visit to learn about an upcoming day of action on June 30th and join/create an event in your community. They also have graphics you can download and share to help spread the word.

If you have a few dollars to give and want to know it's going to good use, there's a campaign on Facebook raising money to directly fund bonds to get parents out of detention and reunited with their children while awaiting court proceedings AND ensure legal representation for every child in Texas' immigration courts. Click here to give what you can.

Most importantly, make sure you're registered to vote and that everyone you know is registered too. It took an election to get us here. We can turn the tide starting in November.