ACT NOW: Tell Congress Welcoming Refugees Makes America Stronger

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By slowing down the resettlement program at a time of unprecedented global need, the Administration is putting refugees’ lives on the line by reducing the United States’ capacity to offer safe haven.

Here’s how you can help make sure this message is heard:

STEP ONE: Click here to look up the phone numbers for your elected officials.

STEP TWO: Call your two Senators and your Member of Congress and use these suggested talking points to send a clear and succinct message:

  • I’m a constituent from [City, State], and I urge you to to take action to protect the United States Refugee Admissions Program before this administration does even more damage to America’s proud tradition of offering safe haven.  

  • To remain the global humanitarian leader we have been since World War II, we must continue to welcome refugees who flee their homes in search of freedom from violence and persecution. People’s lives and futures are at stake.

  • My community stands ready to welcome refugees. We believe that welcoming and protecting refugees makes us stronger as a community and as a country.

  • Jewish values call us to protect the human rights and dignity of every person, and I believe that in this moment when the number of refugees is at highest point in human history, the U.S. government must do more—not less—to support refugees.  

  • The American Jewish community would not exist if the United States had not let in refugees. We must stand up and fight for others to get their chance to find safety and rebuild their lives.

  • [Personal stories are very effective. If you have a personal story or reflection on why your values and history compel you to take action for refugees, add it here].

STEP THREE: Let us know about your refugee advocacy by filling out this two-minute survey.

STEP FOUR: Help us to generate as many phone calls as possible. Ask your family and friends to join you in calling their elected officials.