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Tuesday, March 10: Day of Action for Immigrant Justice

Tuesday, March 10 will be a Day of Action to promote justice for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. There are several steps you can take to raise your voice in support of vulnerable people on the move on this day.  

Take action: 

Call or email your Members of Congress asking them to support two bills that would support the asylum and refugee protection systems in the U.S.  

To call, first click here to check who your Members of Congress are. Then, call the capitol switchboard number at 202-224-3121 to be connected to the office of your Representative or Senators.  

You can use this sample script:  

“Hello, I’m your constituent from [CITY/TOWN]. As you consider federal funding for fiscal year 2021, as a person of faith, I urge you to stop funding the Administration’s policies that are dismantling the asylum and refugee systems, and instead restore and strengthen them by co-sponsoring the Refugee Protection Act (H.R. 5210 or S.2936) and the Asylum Seeker Protection Act (H.R.2662). Thank you.” 

To email your Members of Congress, click here

Sign a petition in support of DACA. The Senate has an opportunity to pass a bill that would give Dreamers a path to citizenship. Sign this petition to urge your Senators to act now to pass this bill.  

Learn:  

Join a webinar on Tuesday, March 10 at 4 p.m. EST to learn how faith communities can take action to support DACA and Dreamers as the Supreme Court prepares to issue a final decision on the DACA program in the coming months. The speakers on the webinar will include DACA recipients and faith leaders. 

Click here to RSVP for the #Faith4DACA webinar. (Link to join will be sent to those who RSVP.)