TODAY! Tell Congress you stand with refugees
Congress is considering legislation that would severely limit funding to protect and serve refugees in the United States and overseas. As we approach two historic summits on refugee protection by the United Nations and President Obama this month, we need the U.S. government to show bold leadership.
Join us TODAY for a national call-in to make your voice heard and tell Congress to increase refugee protection and resettlement. At a time when there are over 65 million displaced people in the world, the largest refugee crisis in history, we cannot allow this legislation to pass. Today, tell Congress to support welcoming communities and to help refugees integrate and thrive.
We call on President Obama and the U.S. Congress to lead by example in three ways:
- Increase refugee resettlement
- Ensure adequate funding for international assistance and U.S. refugee resettlement
- Stop detaining and deporting Central American refugees, and instead ensure they have full access to protection and asylum
CALL YOUR SENATOR & REPRESENTATIVE TODAY: Representatives – 1-866-940-2439 | Senators – 1-866-961-4293
Here’s a sample of what to say:
- “I support refugee resettlement and want to see the U.S. resettle more refugees.”
- “I urge Congress to increase funding for refugee assistance internationally and refugee resettlement in the U.S.”
- “The U.S. should stop detaining and deporting Central American refugees, and should instead ensure they have full, meaningful access to protection and asylum.”
You can also tweet your Senators and Representatives, as well as the White House (click the photos above for sample social media images):
- @SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE, show that #AmericaWelcomes by supporting increased funds to resettle #refugees! #RefugeesWelcome #RCUSAfor200K
- @WhiteHouse Stop detaining & deporting Central American kids & families who need PROTECTION #RefugeesWelcome
Action doesn't stop there! After joining the national call-in, sign this postcard to show your community is ready to welcome! You can also print out postcards to have them signed at your events or community gatherings. Package them together and mail them to 110 Maryland Avenue, NE, Suite 110, Washington, DC 20002 by Sept. 12 so that they can be delivered to Congress.
It will take all of us speaking out to ensure the U.S. carries out its moral responsibility to stand with refugees. Thank you for your support!