Urge Congress and others to support Syrian refugees
As people across the United States are donating to help Syrian refugees abroad and volunteering to welcome refugees in their communities, a number of governors recently announced that they want to stop their states from resettling Syrian refugees. Some members of Congress have introduced legislation that would stop refugee resettlement altogether. It is critical that public officials hear from their constituents now as decisions are being made that will impact the lives of Syrian refugees. CONGRESS Call your legislators in Washington, D.C. at 1-866-961-4293. Sample text:
Support criminal justice reform
Action: Urge your senators to support S. 2123, the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act. Background: The United States currently incarcerates 2.4 million people, more than any other country in the world. Decades of harsh sentences, particularly mandatory minimums, have caused the prison population to swell.
Bring Pastor Max home
Bring Pastor Max home Actions:
Respond to the Syria crisis
Urge your Members of Congress to respond to the Syria crisis. Background: The devastating civil war in Syria continues to rage, now more than four years after it began. The war has created the “worst humanitarian crisis of our time,” according to the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.
End the Gaza blockade
Sign a petition and call on Congress today to end Israel’s blockade of Gaza and promote a just and lasting peace. Background: One year after last summer’s devastating war between Israel and Hamas, the situation in Gaza remains dire.