Recently, as part of a bi-partisan effort, Senators James Lankford (R. OK.) and Senator Bob Casey (D. PA.) introduced resolutions S. Res. 153 on the Senate side, and Representatives Brian Mast (R.FL.) and Brad Sherman (D.CA.) introduced H.Res.310 in the House, reaffirming the unique collaboration among United States nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), Syrian NGOs and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to deliver humanitarian assistance to Syrians. This pays tribute to the groundbreaking work of the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees.
As is noted in the Resolution, the Syrian war has continued for eight years during which time, 14 million Syrians have fled, and 6.5 million people have been displaced within the country. Through Operation Good Neighbor, these three entities working together, delivered food, fuel, medicine, ambulances and medical supplies – and demonstrated the value of collaboration that serves as a model for positive relations between Syrians and Israelis.
Full text of the Resolution can be found here.
We are urging you to call your two Senators and member of the House of Representatives to ask them to support these resolutions.
A brief script for calling Senators and one for Representatives follows.
For Your US Representative:
"Hello. My name is _________and I am a constituent living in City/Town. I’m calling to ask my Representative to sign onto H.Res. 310 introduced by Representatives Mast and Sherman.
This bi-partisan resolution reaffirms support for the collaborative work of US faith-based organizations, with Syrian NGOs and the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) that provided $125 million in vital aid to internally displaced Syrians while countering generations of hostility, and advancing long-term regional stability.
Please have my representative join onto this Resolution. Thank you."
For Each of Your US Senators:
"Hello. My name is___________and I am one of your constituents living at (address) in State.
I’m calling to ask my Senator to sign onto S.Res.153 introduced by Senators Lankford and Casey.
This bi-partisan resolution reaffirms support for the collaborative work of US faith-based organizations with Syrian NGOs and the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) that provided $125 million in vital aid to internally displaced Syrians while countering generations of hostility, and advancing long-term regional stability.
Please have my Senator join onto this Resolution. Thank you."
Amplify Your Voice On Social Media:
Don’t forget to share this message with your Senators and Representatives on Twitter and Facebook.
Here is a sample post:
You can find contact information for your Senator here and Representative here.
Thank you for your efforts on behalf of MFA and Syrian refugees.