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Group of local grandmas lead 'overground migrant railroad'

As the nation stands divided over immigration, a group of grandmothers, are showing compassion toward migrants being let out of detention centers.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – At first, it was a running joke for Sharon and Beth.

Their 4-person mission has grown exponentially since last year when the pair had a real moral crisis on how they can help families, mothers, fathers, and children separated at the US-Mexico border.

“When we first started this mission, it was just three Presbyterian women and an 89-year-old priest,” Sharon Kutz-Mellem said. Now, the group totals nearly 200 volunteers.

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Podcast: Chris Goudreau on Valley residents responding to the border crisis

Chris Goudreau, associate editor of the Valley Advocate, speaks with editor Dave Eisenstadter about his recent cover story, “From the Valley to the Border: Sickening news on the treatment of migrants inspiring locals to travel down to help.” Hear how he developed the story, speaking to members of Serving Asylum Seekers, Team Brownsville, and Grannies Respond, and what local residents will be doing at the Mexican border.

Read more here: https://valleyadvocate.com/2019/07/15/podcast-chris-goudreau-on-valley-residents-responding-to-the-border-crisis

Press Release: Grannies Respond Join with Lawyer Moms of America to Raise Awareness for Migrant Children Still Separated from Parents

July 24, 2018 – Grassroots organizations Lawyer Moms of America and Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden, both founded within the past six weeks in response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the U.S. government’s “zero tolerance” policy, announced today that they are partnering to stand up for migrant families.

The ‘Grannies Respond’ Caravan Standing Up for Kids

“When the news started breaking about children being separated from their families [at the Mexico/U.S. border], the image I couldn’t get out of my head was my three-year-old son in a cage, picturing how he’d be reacting, what he’d be doing, and wondering who would be making sure he got to the potty on time,” says Dan Aymar-Blair, 43. “I just couldn’t fathom it. I had to take action.”

We Won't Stand for This

Welcome to a Special Episode of Grandmothers on the Move! I’m your host, Ilana Landsberg-Lewis. Today, I am speaking to Grandmothers on a mission... 2 Grandmother Representatives from Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden - an action caravan of Grandmothers and GrandOthers across the U.S. (from New York to McAllen, Texas) to protest the government's policy on separation of children from migrant parents fleeing violence and crossing the border, they are demanding reunification of the children with their families.

"We Are Grannies on a Mission," Grandmothers Organize Multi-State Caravan to US-Mexico Border

"We Are Grannies on a Mission," Grandmothers Organize Multi-State Caravan to US-Mexico Border

Later this month, a group of grandmothers will head out from New York City on a multi-state caravan to the US-Mexico border in Texas. The group, called Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden, aims to draw attention to the ongoing treatment of migrant families due to the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy, which had drawn intense controversy for its use of family separation as a deterrent.