Sign Up Your Congregation to Welcome the 117th Congress

As 2021 begins, HIAS is inviting congregations to help us welcome the new Congress and impress upon them the urgency and importance of ensuring the rights, safety, and dignity of refugees and asylum seekers.

There are three stages to this project:

  1. Welcome Letters:
    Upon confirmation of your congregation/community’s participation, you will receive a link to a Welcome Letter for your Member of Congress. Your congregation will circulate the link, collecting as many signatures as possible from members of your community.

  2. Meeting Request:
    Your congregation/organization will then send the final letter to your Member of Congress with signatures attached and request that the Member of Congress meet with a few representatives from your community.

  3. Congressional Meeting:
    You’ll hold the meeting (HIAS will provide suggested talking points), making sure that your Member of Congress understands current refugee/asylum issues, and the ongoing commitment of their constituents to working for a more welcoming country. 

Please fill out this form to sign-up.

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Part I: Welcome Letters

Congregations and communities will collect signatures on a welcome letter to their Member of Congress.  After you fill out this form to sign up, we will send you a link that you can circulate to collect signatures from the members of your organization or congregation.

Part II: Meeting with Member of Congress

When sending the Welcome Letter, congregations can request a meeting with their Member of Congress.

Additional Information

Please list up to 5 additional people who should receive communication about this project.