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Take Action Now for Refugees

Wondering what you can do to advocate for refugee resettlement? Our friends at Refugee Services of Texas compiled a great list of things that you and your congregation can do to make America welcoming again. 

  1. Share these petitions with your networks using the hashtags #WithRefugees and #RefugeesWelcome

  2. Post these messages on your Twitter account:

  3. Post this message to your Facebook account:

    • "President Trump, We are hearing that you will stop refugee resettlement based on someone's nationality or religion. 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."

  4. Send the Whitehouse a Facebook message AND submit an electronic message on the White House webpage.

Samples (please personalize for your group):

 President Trump, We are hearing that you will stop refugee resettlement based on someone's nationality or religion. 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. 



Faith groups: 

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

  1. Call your representatives and use this script to demand legislation to welcome refugees

  2. Visit your representatives offices and make your voice hear in person. Find out your representatives' office locations, contact information, and schedule here.

  3. Send letters using this template to the new administration about increasing the number of refugees the U.S. will settle or how you support refugee resettlement

  4. Get involved with refugee resettlement in your area, visit us at www.rstx.org/volunteer for how you can welcome refugees to your community

  5. Donate and ensure there is no gap for funding for arriving refugees

INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES

 

See all Refugees post.