Lauren Jauregui used her celebrity for a good cause on Saturday. The Cuban singer joined the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) as part of the “Keep the Dream Act Alive March.” The organization caught up with Lauren in the middle of the protest, where she shared her feelings about the Dreamers waiting to learn their fates.
She spoke about how immigrants are the foundation of many communities and called out authorities who would separate families who were fleeing violence in other parts of the world. The outspoken singer also offered up some tips for allies: let oppressed voices be heard.
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On Twitter, Lauren shared her post-march reactions: “Today taught me so much more than I can explain but intersectional political activism & art is the future. My speech paled in comparison to the ones that I heard today from the mouths of so many beautiful affected youth.”
Lauren was out to support the Dreamers, immigrants brought into the U.S. as children who are waiting to see how the federal government is going to handle their cases. It’s a common cause Lauren shares with her old Fifth Harmony bandmate Camila Cabello, who spoke out for the Dreamers at the GRAMMYs.
Fans couldn’t get enough of seeing their fave at a protest. Even though she promised not to take selfies, she was pictured holding signs as the organizations running the march thanked her for helping to draw attention to their cause. She even gave one fellow protestor a literal shoulder to cry on.
See more of Lauren at the protest and her reactions below.
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