TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to Protect Refugees and Restore the Refugee Resettlement Program

Action Alerts

Join us to tell your Members of Congress to protect refugees and restore the refugee resettlement program! Please make your voice heard so that all Members of Congress hear loud and clear that their constituents care about refugees. The Trump administration has reduced the refugee resettlement program by 75% and set this year’s refugee admissions goal at 30,000 – the lowest level in U.S. history. Given that there are more than 25 million refugees worldwide — more than half of whom are children — these numbers are shockingly low.

Join National Call-in: Call (866) 961-4293*

*Please call this line 3 times to be connected with your 1 Representative and 2 Senators

Or you can click ‘Call Me’ on the right to receive a phone call that connects you to your 2 Senators and 1 Representative

Sample Script: “I’m your constituent from [CITY/TOWN], and [as a person of faith] I urge you to protect refugees & asylum seekers and to be bold in choosing moral, just policies that provide refuge for vulnerable individuals seeking protection. I call on you to:

  • Hold the administration accountable to meeting this year’s 30,000 refugee admissions goal and urge them to commit to resettling 95,000 refugees in Fiscal Year 2020, rebuilding the program and returning it to historic norms – and support the capacity and infrastructure of local communities to welcome refugees.
  • Co-sponsor the GRACE Act (S.1088 and H.R.2146), which would set a minimum refugee admissions goal at 95,000 (the historic average since 1980).
  • Co-sponsor the NO BAN Act (S.1123 and H.R.2214), which would end the harmful refugee, Muslim, and asylum bans put in place by this administration and establish vital protections against future discriminatory bans.
  • Join the bipartisan Congressional Refugee Caucus (for Representatives only).

My community welcomes refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants, and I urge you to do the same.”

Amplify on Social Media: Share this message with your Senators & Representatives on social media! Click here for RCUSA Advocacy Days Social Media Toolkit for sample posts, graphics, and more. For more information, click here for the RCUSA Advocacy Toolkit.

Your state and local leaders need to hear the same message. Tell them that your community welcomes refugees. To contact your state and local officials, visit: contactingcongress.org/local and usa.gov/elected-officials. To tweet your state and local officials, click to find the twitter handles for your governor and state legislators.

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