Advocacy

 
 


Call your Senators and Representatives at (202) 224-3121* today and tell them you support the refugee resettlement program and oppose President Trump's executive orders against refugees.

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

Sample Script: “I’m your constituent from [City, State], and I support refugee resettlement. I strongly oppose President Trump’s executive order against refugees - both the original and the rewritten version. The order will bar individuals from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen; grind refugee resettlement from all countries to a halt; and reduce the number of refugees we welcome to 50,000, a historic low. This is morally reprehensible and does not reflect the welcome for refugees I see in my community every day. I urge you to do everything in your power to see this executive order rescinded.”

Disastrous consequences of the first executive order against refugees are reverberating around the world. President Trump's rewritten order will have the same catastrophic impacts. This is not who we are as a nation. We cannot turn our backs on the refugees we pledged to welcome. As Americans and as people of faith, we must stand together and urge Congress to do everything they can to ensure the executive order is rescinded.

Take action TODAY! Call Congress and tell them you oppose Trump's rewritten Executive Order and that your community stands ready to welcome refugees from all countries and faith backgrounds.

Here are some additional actions you can take:

(1) TWEET @realDonaldTrump & @WhiteHouse

  • .@realDonaldTrump & @WhiteHouse Don't stop welcoming refugees. Resettlement demonstrates the best of our values #RefugeesWelcome #GreaterAs1

  • .@realDonaldTrump & @WhiteHouse Keep America welcoming. Refugee resettlement is a proud American legacy with bipartisan support #RefugeesWelcome #GreaterAs1

  • Countering 'alternative facts' with real ones. FACT: #Refugees are the most vetted people to enter the US. #RefugeesWelcome #GreaterAs1

  • .@RealDonaldTrump & @WhiteHouse: Today’s EO is the same unconstitutional EO we saw last month & we are still against it. #GreaterAs1 #RefugeesWelcome

  • .@realDonaldTrump & @WhiteHouse Denying Muslim refugees safety is an affront to religious liberty #RefugeesWelcome bit.ly/4000religiousleaderletter hias.org/1500rabbis

  • .@realDonaldTrump & @WhiteHouse More than 4,000 faith leaders are opposed to any policy that would keep Muslim refugees from seeking safety: bit.ly/4000religiousleaderletter

(2) SEND THE SAME MESSAGE to whitehouse.gov/contact and comment on a post on the White House Facebook page: Facebook.com/WhiteHouse 

(3) Organize a community response through RAPID RESPONSE AND MOBILIZATION opposing the executive orders against refugees, as well as the executive orders against immigrants that were released on January 25th.


(4) Reach out to your partners in the business, health, educator, law enforcement, and faith community! Urge them to sign onto these sector-specific letters supporting resettlement and opposing discrimination: