The GRACE Act National Call-In Day

January 14, 2020

 

 

The GRACE Act National Call-In Day

 

The Trump administration has reduced the refugee resettlement program by 80% and set this year’s refugee admissions goal at 18,000 – the lowest level in U.S. history. Given that there are more than 25 million refugees worldwide — more than half of whom are children — the dismantling of the resettlement program shocks the conscience. It also comes at a time when the horrific plight for Syrian refugees is never ending and growing worse by the day.

 

Join us Wednesday, January, 15th for a national call-in day to urge Republican Members of Congress to co-sponsor the GRACE Act (S.1088 and H.R.2146) so that it sends a strong bi-partisan message, which would set a minimum refugee admissions goal at 95,000 (the historic average since 1980) and increase congressional authority to hold the administration accountable to operate the resettlement program in good faith.

 

The GRACE Act has only Democrat cosponsors — now is a critical time for Republican Senators and Representatives hear that their constituents welcome refugees and want to see them co-sponsor the GRACE Act, so it can reflect the strong bipartisan support we know exists for refugee resettlement. If your legislator is a Democrat, there is no need to call at the present time.

 

Call Your Members of Congress

 

Click below to be connected to your Members of Congress:

 

 

 

Sample Script:

 

“I’m your constituent from [CITY/TOWN] and I urge you to protect refugees and rebuild the U.S. refugee resettlement program by cosponsoring the GRACE Act (S.1088/H.R.2146).

 

The GRACE Act would restore the refugee resettlement program to the historic average of 95,000 since the program’s inception in 1980 and hold the administration accountable to operating the refugee resettlement program in good faith.

 

My community welcomes Syrian refugees and others, and I urge you to reflect the best of our nation by cosponsoring the GRACE Act. We urge you to make this a strong bi-partisan bill.

 

Thank you very much."

 

Amplify On Social Media

 

Don’t forget to tweet at your Members of Congress.

 

Here are some sample posts:

• [@memberofcongress]: I call on you to make the right decision and to co-sponsor the GRACE Act (S.1088, H.R.2146) that would set a minimum refugee admissions goal at 95,000 #EnactGRACE #WhereRtheRefugees?

 

• [@memberofcongress]: Refugee resettlement is a core American legacy that allows people to rebuild their lives. My community welcomes refugees, and I urge you to reflect the best of our nation by supporting refugee resettlement. #RefugeesWelcome #Welcome95k.

 

• [@memberofcongress]: Thousands of refugee families are being torn apart because America has closed its doors to them. Please show your support for refugee resettlement. #RefugeesWelcome

 

 

 

 

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