Good Charlotte dropped “Prayers” on Friday and we haven’t stopped thinking about it since—and now the band has given us a visual to make sure we’ll never forget its message. The song calls out society’s tendency to send “thoughts and prayers” instead of making changes, and the video reflects the very real struggles and fears some Americans face in their own home because of it. The music video follows a day in the life of a friend of the band and his family, who are immigrants, living under the threat of deportation by I.C.E. In spite of everything, the family remain hopeful and proud to be American.
GC are donating the cost of the “Prayers” video to the nonprofit RAICES, The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. The band encourage you to donate too—to learn more about the work RAICES does to get immigrant families and refugees the help they need, head to raicestexas.org. “Prayers” tells a poignant story, reminding us just how vital it is to take action now. Find out how you can help at actionnetwork.org.