*** SAMPLE MEDIA ADVISORY***
For Immediate Release: [Date]
[Media Contact Person Information]
Date of Event, Time, Location
Local Groups Celebrate 40th Anniversary of 1980 Refugee Act As Refugee Arrivals Hit Historic Low and Asylum is Dismantled
(Press Conference/Vigil/Rally) (Name of Town)(To ask the Administration to Fulfil U.S. Commitment to Refugees and Asylum Seekers
[City, State] – As the (City/Town Name) (Organization/Congregation) will host (event type). This administration is violating the spirit of the Refugee Act of 1980 and our nation’s history by grinding refugee resettlement to a halt, banning refugees from certain countries, attempting to end pathways for family reunification, allowing states and localities to veto refugee resettlement, and cutting resettlement numbers by more than 80%. This administration has set the lowest refugee admissions goal in history -18,000 - and is not even on track to meet these numbers. In addition, our system of asylum has been undermined and virtually dismantled. Faith leaders, refugee agencies, business leaders, and community partners who support refugees will gather to recognize and celebrate the enormous success of the refugee program over the last forty years. Advocates will also demand the Trump administration to stop its attack on refugees by honoring the Refugee Act of 1980 and restoring resettlement to historic norms of 95,000 per year, which is just ⅓ of 1 percent of the world's nearly 26 million refugees. And they will demand we likewise protect the refugees who arrive through our system of asylum.
WHAT: Event type with faith and community leaders to welcome refugees
WHERE: Address of event
WHEN: Date and time of event
SPEAKERS: List of all speakers and their titles
[link to facebook event or other online event]
DETAILS: Add event details such as security (if applicable), visuals (religious symbols, art pieces, etc.), and any other important event information.