Celebrities Are Sending A Message To Ivanka Trump On Instagram

"Dear Ivanka ..."

Some high-profile Instagram users are taking advantage of the fact that Ivanka Trump follows them on social media and sharing a message they hope she sees. Celebrities and public figures such as Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler, Alexa Chung, and Sophia Amoruso have all urged for the president's daughter and advisor to take action for immigrant families who were separated at the border under the administration's "zero tolerance" policy.

According to Bustle, the "Dear Ivanka" campaign was started by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Paola Mendoza, and Alyssa Klein of the Women's March, to "put pressure on Ivanka to actually do something" to reunite families. It was sparked by Trump's recent comment that family separation "was a low point" during her time at the White House, saying that she is "very vehemently against family separation and the separation of parents and children" while adding, "We are a country of laws."

"Dear Ivanka," reads the message posted by celebrities. "You follow me on social media. You said family separation was a 'low point' for you. The low point is for the separated families. You spoke in the past tense. This crisis is ongoing."

While President Trump signed an executive order in June to end the policy of separating families, CNN reports that one in three children were still separated from their parents by last month's deadline for reunification. The message to Ivanka Trump urges her to call for the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

It's not the first time some of these celebrities have sent a message like this to the first daughter on Instagram. In November, several famous names asked her to take action regarding the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy 

Before that, actress Debra Messing used her GLAAD acceptance speech to urge Trump to "stop blindly defending your father, and start defending what you say you believe in." Legendary British primatologist Jane Goodall also sent a message to Trump after learning she had quoted her in a book, saying, "I sincerely hope she will take the full import of my words to heart. She is in a position to do much good or terrible harm."

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