Right now, it is more important than ever for all of our elected officials to hear that their constituents welcome refugees. As people who care about refugees, we must make sure that our Members of Congress do everything they can to see the administration meets the 45,000 refugee admissions goal and commits to resettling at least 75,000 refugees next year.
Tell Congress to Welcome Refugees: Click Here or Call 1-866-961-4293*
*Please call three times to be connected with your Representative and both of your Senators.
Sample Script: "I’m your constituent from [CITY/TOWN], and I urge you to support the U.S. refugee resettlement program. I strongly oppose President Trump’s continued Muslim and refugee bans, as well as the all-time low cap on refugee admissions. I urge you to do everything in your power to see that the administration resettles at least the 45,000 refugees they have set as the cap for 2018 and commits to resettling at least 75,000 for 2019. Resettlement is a core American legacy that allows refugees to rebuild their lives in safety and dignity. My community welcomes refugees, and I urge you to reflect the best of our nation by supporting the refugee resettlement program."
Feel free to also share a personal story about the importance of welcoming refugees to you, your faith, your contribution to your community, your business, etc. Let them know the specific ways that refugees benefit and are welcomed into your community, and why refugee protection is so important to you.