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Today is World Refugee Day.  On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.

We are so grateful to you for standing with us and fighting for refugees this year. Together, we have helped to change policy and positively impact the lives of families in desperate need.

Please take a moment today to call and email Senator Isakson, Senator Perdue and your Congressman.

Please call 1 855 472 8930 three times (follow the prompts) with the following message….My name is (Your Name) calling from (Your City) in support of refugees. Can you tell me what the Senator/Congressman is doing today to commemorate World Refugee Day and recognize the contributions refugees make to the U.S. and Georgia?

After making all three calls please email Senators Perdue and Isakson and your Congressman (drop down topic “immigration”; subject line “World Refugee Day”) with the following message.

If you know your congressman and your four digit zip code extension here is their contact information:
Hank Johnson – 770 987 2291
John Lewis – 404 659 0116
Buddy Carter – 912 352 0101
Sanford Bishop – 229 439 8067
Drew Ferguson – 770 683 2033
Rob Woodall – 770 232 3005
Austin Scott – 229 396 5175
Doug Collins – 770 297 3388
Jody Hice – 478 457 0007
Barry Loudermilk – 770 429 1776
Rick Allen – 706 228 1980
David Scott – 770 210 5073
Tom Graves – 706 290 1776

Or if you live in the 6th District you now have two candidates to contact:
Karen Handle – 470 255 2112
Jon Ossof – 770 609 5592

Senator/Congressman,

Thank you for your leadership in supporting World Refugee Day. I applaud your support of the refugee community in Georgia and your support of continued refugee resettlement and hospitality to those fleeing persecution.

Soon, President Trump will have the opportunity to decide how many refugees can enter the United States in 2018. Early indications are that this could be as low as 50,000 people – less than half the number that was previously approved. A reduction of this scale would have devastating consequences for tens of thousands of families who have fled war and merciless persecution. 

The refugee resettlement program has historically received broad bipartisan support and is a shining example of American values of generosity and welcome. Communities around the country continue to stand up for this proud tradition. Like many of our ancestors, refugees come to the United States with nothing but their dignity, hope and determination.

In light of today’s unfortunate and unwelcoming rhetoric targeting refugees and immigrants, the need for leaders like yourself supporting our work is more important than ever.

Please continue to support refugees and refugee resettlement into the U.S. and Georgia.

Thank You,

Your Name

(Remember to change Your Name to your name.)

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