Grannies Respond started off as a small group of people in Beacon, NY, who wanted to "go down to the border and just do something" after all the terrible news of children being torn from their families and thrown in cages.

A lot has changed since then... and a lot hasn't.

While the flurry of policy changes and court rulings can make your head spin, one thing hasn't changed: refugees entering the United States for protection are being treated inhumanely.

And in just a few weeks, we are more than a bus of grannies. We're a national movement. Grannies and their friends are traveling from every corner of the US (and Mexico!) to meet us in McAllen, Texas, on August 6th for 24 hours of action. 

Learn how to join us!


To join our growing nationwide coalition, contact us at

National Partners

We are grateful to our nationwide partners without whom this national movement would not be possible.

Local Partners

Local organizations across the US are hosting events with us, welcoming us into their homes, and breaking bread with us. Here are just a few. We are grateful for their support and friendship.

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County, PA

First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh, PA

Indivisible Houston

Lawyer Moms of America - Louisiana

Make the Road Pennsylvania

Pantsuit Republic Houston

Pittsburgh Raging Grannies

Raging Grannies Pittsburgh

Reading (Quakers) Friends

Shut Down Berks Collation

Shut Down Berks Interfaith

Talento Bilingue de Houston

Unitarian Universalist Pennsylvania Legislative Advocacy Network (UUPLAN)

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)