Like so many of my crafty friends, I have been moved by the images we’ve been seeing on the news lately. I have shed more than a few tears for the children separated from their parents, and for the lasting impression that our land of freedom and opportunity has now given to the world. Separating young children from their parents is something that I simply cannot support.
But what can I do? I am just one person. As Robert Kennedy famously said, “Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
Senator Robert F. Kennedy, June 6, 1966, South Africa
Today, there is a small, committed group of crafty women that have come together to create a little ripple. Today, we are Stamping for Families.
What can you do? You can join us, and create a card that you can link up to our growing group of committed friends who would like to see a change. Perhaps it will make a difference, to yourself, to someone special, or to someone who can make decisions, or make policy, or make a change.
What else can you do?
- Be kind. Be a friend. Know that it is Love that makes a family.
- Make a card and share it with someone you love, someone in your family, or someone in your tribe.
- Reach out and call your US Senators at (202) 224-3121 and ask them to support SB3036. The “Keep Families Together Act” deals with stopping family separation, which is a good place to start.
- Pay your love forward and donate to one of the groups helping reunite the families! Here’s a good one! RAICES, Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. Together, we can make a difference for families!
The best place for you to link up your card is over on Sandy Allnock’s Blog right here: http://sandyallnock.com/stamping-for-families-bloghop-and-a-wee-dog-vlog/
Sandy has a special message and a special surprise for crafty folks who link up their “Stamping for Familes” creations!
Thank you so much for joining me today!
Live your life in color!
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead, 1964