Refugees Now!

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The recent horrific chemical attack on civilians in Syria has Trump’s blood up. Let’s make sure our Members of Congress demand relief for Syrian refugees—not a hot-headed military adventure.
 

Action 1: Demand Relief for Syria’s Citizens: More Refugees Now!

When the Assad regime attacked its own citizens with chemical agents earlier this week, we saw exactly why we need to allow more refugees into the US. The Trump administration, true to form, responded by launching a missile strike without consulting Congress and without mentioning any humanitarian response. Let’s call our MoC’s and tell them to ensure Syrian refugees find refuge here in the US.

Senator Maria Cantwell:
   DC - 202-224-3441
   Seattle - 206-220-6400

Senator Patty Murray:
   DC - 202-224-2621
   Seattle - 206-553-5545

Rep. Pramila Jayapal:
   DC - 202-225-3106

Rep. Adam Smith:
   DC - 202-225-8901

Script

“Hi, my name is {NAME}, and I’m calling from {CITY, ZIP}. I’d like to request that {the MoC} respond to the recent chemical attacks in Syria by calling for more refugees to be allowed into the US. The Trump administration’s decision to launch missiles without consulting Congress is yet another example of how the President values bluster over humanitarian action. Can you tell me how {the MoC} will be working allow more Syrians in need to come to the US as refugees? Beyond refugee action, I expect {the MoC} to hold Trump accountable for any unauthorized military actions he might take. Can you let me know how {the MoC} will ensure Trump goes no further with his military adventure?” 

Background


Action 2: Come to Civic Saturday in Seattle to Reflect

Civic Saturday is an ongoing project from the University of Washington’s Eric Liu that encourages the community to get together and reflect on the nature of their civic engagements and obligations. It’s an opportunity to consider the principles that make this country worth fighting for, and all are welcome to attend this free event at Town Hall in Seattle. 


Civic Saturday will take place this Saturday (April 8th), 10:30 to noon: https://townhallseattle.org/event/civic-saturday/
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