Hollywood’s protest of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy to separate asylum-seeking parents and children at the U.S. border is growing.
On Tuesday, the writers’ rooms for Netflix’s One Day at a Time and Starz’s Vida — both series that center on the lives of Latinas — announced that they are joining forces on an initiative that aims to end family separation at the border.
Look at this beautiful writers room!! Join them in the#OneVidaataTime Challenge and donate to @raicestexas to end family separation and deportation! #Repost @gloriakellett @odaatnetflix ・・・ One Day at a Time and Vida are teaming up to end family separation at the border. Donate here to directly support legal services for detained separated parents and funding for their release. #onevidaatatime #keepfamiliestogether https://tinyurl.com/onevida We challenge the writers of @cwjanethevirgin and @grandhotelabc to donate and support detained families reunite #keepfamiliestogether
“Look at this beautiful writers room!! Join them in the#OneVidaataTime Challenge and donate to @raicestexas to end family separation and deportation,” Vida executive producer Tanya Saracho captioned a photo, which was originally posted on Twitter by One Day at a Time co-creator and showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett.
RAICES is a Texas-based organization serving immigrants and refugees by offering immigration-related legal services, advocacy and opportunities for educational and social support. The showrunners are raising funds for the group’s Family Reunification and Bond Fund, which has so far garnered nearly $3 million.
In Saracho’s Instagram post, the Mexican television writer also challenged the teams of Jane the Virgin and Grand Hotel to take part in the campaign as well.
On Wednesday, Trump, under pressure from members of his own party, signed an executive order that is meant to keep families together at the border, suspending his own policy. However, the plan, which would continue to detain children and their parents, is still unclear on how officials will work to reunite families currently separated or those who are arrested upon entering the U.S.
Donate to RAICES’ Family Reunification and Bond Fund here.