EPISODE 25 - The babies at the border and how you can help them with special guest TX Rep. Mary González and guest host Cheasty Anderson
If all you can think about this week are the babies at the border who have no toothbrushes, soap, or even diapers, this is the episode for you. We were desperate to understand what was happening to child migrants and how we could help, so we made an episode all about just that. Plus, in a surreal twist of fate, Becky's pansexual stan Texas State Rep. Mary González (who inspired her to come out on last week's pod) represents the district where the Clint facility is (the one in the news this week). Rep. González is our special guest along with guest host Dr. Cheasty Anderson, one of the most knowledgeable humans on the topic of child detention.
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THIS WEEK’S GUESTS:
Texas State Rep, Mary González
SH*T TO DO:
Here's how you can help migrant kids!
Attend a protest:
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LINKS WE MENTIONED:
Stories on the situation at the border:
This history of the Tornillo tent city:
Angry Tias and abuelas:
https://www.angrytiasandabuelas.com/ and they have a FB page - pretty active.
Families Belong Together: https://www.familiesbelongtogether.org/
Supermajorities can do some really innovative stuff! - https://supermajority.com/
The "Superlocal" event just means women sharing with each other.