Email Your Senators
|Ask them to cosponsor S.2145 to provide refuge for Syria's refugees.
Four million people have fled Syria so far, yet the U.S. has shamefully only accepted 1,500 of those refugees.
Fortunately, Senators Leahy (D-VT) and Graham (R-SC) have introduced a bill that would provide an additional $1 billion in emergency funding to respond to the refugee crisis, including costs associated with the resettlement of refugees here. Their bill, officially titled S.2145, the Middle East Refugee Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, could potentially support the resettlement of 100,000 Syrian refugees in the next two years.
Please take two minutes to email your Senators and ask them to cosponsor this bipartisan bill.
The world has been shocked and saddened by the plight of millions of refugees fleeing the horrific civil war in Syria. While we have often emailed you about ways to stop that conflict, today we're asking for your help in protecting the men, women, and children whose lives have been destroyed by the war. Yet, while so many of us have stood up to help those in need, we have also seen the heartless xenophobia of Donald Trump and others who would close our nation's borders to those in need of safe harbor.
Join us in standing up to hatred, xenophobia, and fear: Let your Senators know that you welcome Syrian refugees.
From World War II to Vietnam, America has always opened its doors to those in need of safe harbor, and today should be no different. Senators Leahy and Graham have taken this courageous first step, acknowledging that, to do the right thing, our government will need additional resources. While U.S. taxpayers have already spent an astonishing $6.5 billion in the failed effort to bomb our way to peace in Syria, resources to protect those in need have been severely lacking. The UN's refugee agency has raised just 43% of the funds it needs to aid Syria's refugees this year, and that need is only growing. While more - much more - needs to be done to both aid Syria's refugees and end the conflict from which they are fleeing, S. 2145 is an important first step towards fixing America's broken policy towards the Syrian Civil War.
Click here to send an email to your Senators asking them to support Senators Leahy and Graham's important legislation.
Thank you for working for peace,
Win Without War