February 27, 2019 at 1pm - 4pm

Refugees Welcome Rally

On February 27 at 1pm, HB 2508, or the Refugees Welcome Bill, will be heard by the HHS committee at the state capitol building in Salem. Join us at noon on the capitol steps for a rally!

Cuts in refugee admissions and funding at the federal level put local refugees at risk of falling through the cracks, experiencing economic hardship and their path to becoming full participants in our communities in jeopardy. In addition, funding gaps from federal sources for refugee resettlement are jeopardizing Oregon's history of welcoming refugees.

HB 2508 would secure state funding for refugee and asylee services for the first time. Studies have shown that with proper support and case management, refugees are generally employed within six months and bring immense contributions to the economy, diversity, and social fabric of the state.

Let's show our elected representatives that we support state funding for the vital, life-saving work! 

If you need a ride to Salem, please contact sushma@uniteoregon.org

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Oregon State Capitol
900 Court St NE
Salem, OR 97301
United States
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