Take Action Today! Stand With All Refugees

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In preparation for President Trump’s impending announcement that the U.S. government will grind the refugee resettlement program to a halt, stop resettling refugees from certain countries, preference religious minorities, and reduce the number of refugees we welcome in the United States. As we face the worst displacement crisis in recorded history with over 21 million refugees, now is not the time to shut our doors. This type of discriminatory policy is morally reprehensible and does not reflect our American values of compassion, hospitality, and welcome. Here are ways you can take action!

Call your Senators and Representatives today and tell them you support the refugee resettlement program and stand with all refugees — regardless of where they come from or what religion they practice.

We are facing a pivotal moment in U.S. history. The proposed changes would mean turning our backs on the refugees we pledged to welcome — at the very time they are most desperate to find safety. As Americans and as people of faith, we must stand together and urge Congress to tell Trump to abandon these changes.

Take action TODAY and call you Members of Congress and tell them you oppose Trump’s expected announcement and your community stands ready to welcome refugees from all countries and faith backgrounds.

Here are some additional actions you can take:

(1) Urge your networks to prepare VIGILS & PRESS EVENTS opposing this announcement and the immigration announcements that happened yesterday and that we are hearing will rescind DACA.

(2) Keep urging people to sign THIS PETITION – we got more than 37,000 signatureswithin 24 hours and we need to KEEP GOING!

(3) TWEET @realDonaldTrump & @WhiteHouse
(4) SEND A MESSAGE at whitehouse.gov/contact and comment on a post on the White House Facebook page: Facebook.com/WhiteHouse 

President Trump, We are hearing that you will stop refugee resettlement based on someone’s nationality or religion. As a faith group, we are STRONGLY opposed to any policy change that would deny access to refugees based on their religion or nationality. Please reject such ideas, as a religious litmus test for safety is an affront to religious liberty.
 
As faith groups that work with thousands of members of our communities in churches and synagogues across the country to welcome refugees every day, we oppose any plan to reduce refugee admissions and to prevent Muslim refugees from being resettled in the United States. We urge you to allow the U.S. refugee program to continue to resettle refugees that need our protection regardless of where they come from or how they pray.  Thank you for your leadership in ensuring the U.S. remains a beacon of hope for all those who are persecuted that seek peace, safety and freedom. bit.ly/FaithLeaders4ALLRefugees
 
More than 800 faith leaders: “The U.S. Refugee Resettlement program has been and should remain open to those of any religious tradition who face persecution on account of the reasons enumerated under U.S. law. We oppose any proposal that would prevent Syrian refugees or individuals who practice Islam and other faiths from accessing the U.S. refugee resettlement program. Proposals that would have the U.S. State Department disqualify refugees from protection based on their nationality or religion fly in the face of the very principles this nation was built upon, contradict the legacy of leadership our country has historically demonstrated, and dishonor our shared humanity.” bit.ly/FaithLeaders4ALLRefugees

(5) Attention Faith Leaders! We are reopening our religious leader letter supporting resettlement and opposing discrimination. If you haven’t signed on already, join this today! Click here to sign on.

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