Thank your governor for saying yes to refugees

If your governor has expressed support for Syrian refugees, thank him or her for promising to continue welcoming all refugees by sending a letter and tweet (see below) today. Find a list of governors who have said yes and their contact information at the bottom of this page. 

Sample Letter

Governor [name of your governor]

State of [name of state]

State Capitol Building

[City, State, Zip]


Dear Governor [name of your governor],

I commend your commitment to continue to provide sanctuary for Syrian refugees in our state. Thank you for staying true to our values and rejecting the politics of fear.

As Americans, it is our responsibility to provide for those in need, especially displaced peoples, who are overwhelmingly underserved and disproportionately victims of violence.  These communities have long been embedded into the fabric of this country, and have contributed to the success of our nation in innumerable ways. I—along with the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), and its Campaign to TAKE ON HATE—appreciate your recognition of their value to our communities.

Thank you for your part in promoting unity and a welcoming environment for all.  


[insert name/title/organization here]


Sample Tweet

[Insert governor's Twitter handle] Thank you for staying true to our values and rejecting the politics of fear #RefugeesWelcome @NNAAC @takeonhate



Jerry Brown, California

email: [email protected]



Dannel Malloy, Connecticut

Tel:(860)566-4840; (800) 406-1527 
email: [email protected]



Jack Markell, Delaware


email: [email protected]



David Ige, Hawaii

email: [email protected]



Mark Dayton, Minnesota

email: [email protected]



Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania

email: [email protected]



Peter Shumlin, Vermont

email: [email protected]



Jay Inslee, Washington

email: [email protected]



Kate Brown, Oregon

Tel: 503-378-4582


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