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H.R. 1544 the Keeping Our Promise to Our Afghan Allies Act is both an important humanitarian approach the longest war the U.S. has ever engaged in as well as vital to our ongoing national security and global interests.

This bill amends the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 to increase from 8,500 to 11,000 the total number of visas available for the Afghan special immigrant visa (SIV) program. Such program is for Afghan translators who worked with the U.S. government or Armed Forces.

Currently there are 29 co-sponsors, 15 Democratic and 14 Republican, but only one co-sponsor from Georgia – Congressman Hank Johnson.

If your Congressman is Hank Johnson please call him at 770 987-2291 AND email him thanking him for his co-sponsorhip of H.R. 1544.

For everyone else please contact your Congressperson and ask that they co-sponsor this bill.

If you know your congressman and your four digit zip code extension here is their contact information:
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
Karen Handle – 470 255 2112 (campaign office. Not sworn in yet.)

Please call and state….My name is (Your Name) calling from (Your City). Please ask the Congressperson to join their 15 Democratic and 14 Republican colleagues from the House in co-sponsoring the H.R. 1544 the Keeping Our Promise to Our Afghan Allies Act. Thank You.

After your call please email them (email links above) with the subject line of “H.R. 1544” and the following message or a version of it….

Congressperson,

Please join your 15 Democratic and 14 Republican colleagues from the House in co-sponsoring the H.R. 1544 the Keeping Our Promise to Our Afghan Allies Act. This bill amends the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 to increase from 8,500 to 11,000 the total number of visas available for the Afghan special immigrant visa (SIV) program. Such program is for Afghan translators who worked with the U.S. government or Armed Forces..

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

Please continue to support refugees and refugee resettlement into the U.S. and Georgia including those who supported U.S. interests in the war in Afghanistan.

Thank You,

Your Name

(Remember to change Your Name to your name.)

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