In light of current events, we're taking a brief break from the Cottage blog this week.
"Whether our families crossed the Atlantic, the Pacific, or the Rio Grande, we’re only here because this country welcomed them in, and taught them that to be an American is about something more than what we look like, how our last names sound, or the way we worship. To be an American is to have a shared commitment to an ideal – that all of us are created equal, and all of us deserve the chance to become something better. That’s the legacy our parents and grandparents and generations before created for us, and it’s something we have to protect for the generations to come. But we have to do more than say 'this isn’t who we are.' We have to prove it–through our policies, our laws, our actions, and our votes." - Barack Obama
We have chosen to donate to RAICES and the ACLU in support of their efforts to stand up for refugees and immigrants impacted by the recent family separations carried out by the government.