Call to Action: Congress Must Stand Up for Refugee Resettlement
Right now, the Administration is considering how many refugees we welcome to the United States in the next fiscal year. As we face the worst refugee crisis in global history with more than 22 million refugees worldwide, we should exercise our responsibility to protect the most vulnerable mothers, fathers, and children. The President will announce his decision by the end of this month, and he may seek to lower the refugee ceiling dramatically. It is a critical time to lift up our collective voice and stand with refugees in the United States and abroad. Congress needs to hear that their constituents welcome refugees and that we should resettle at least 75,000 refugees next year.
CALL YOUR SENATORS & REPRESENTATIVES TODAY: 1-866-961-4293 Please call 3 times to connect with your Representative and both of your Senators Sample Script: “I’m your constituent from [CITY/TOWN], and I strongly support refugee resettlement. I urge you to do everything in your power to see that the refugee target for FY 2018 is at least 75,000. As we face a global refugee crisis with more than 22 million refugees, U.S. resettlement strengthens our national security, encourages other countries to keep their doors open to refugees, and advances our foreign policy and domestic economic interests. I call on you to protect the U.S. refugee resettlement program. My community welcomes refugees, and I urge you to reflect the best of our American values of compassion and hospitality.”