syrian refugees

Urge Your Tennessee Senator to Welcome Refugees

The Tennessee General Assembly is considering SJR467, a joint resolution that would stop the resettlement of refugees in Tennessee. Join with Church World Service and the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition in asking Tennessee Senators to act with moral courage and reject SJR467 by calling your Senator now at 1-800-449-8366.

You can leave a message like:

"I urge you to welcome refugees to Tennessee. Vote NO on SJR467."

When you've made you call, please report it below.

And if you haven't signed our MoveOn petition against SJR467 yet, you can do that here:

http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/volunteer-state-refugees-welcome

Tell Congress: We can’t fight terrorism with xenophobia

Some have used the attacks in Paris Friday to whip up a xenophobic hysteria against Syrian refugees. Members of Congress say their phones are ringing with demands to keep Syrian refugees out, but not with voices insisting that America is a place of refuge from persecution. We need to speak up. Welcoming refugees is our moral obligation. It’s also our obligation under international law.

Help us turn the tide. Call your Representative at (202) 224-3121. When you reach a staffer, you can say something like:

“We can’t fight terrorism with xenophobia. I urge you to reject efforts to block Syrian refugees from resettling in the United States.”

When you’ve made your call, please report it below.