This past week, President Trump signed an executive order that would limit immigration from seven predominantly muslim countries, citing the need for greater border security. The order includes language that implicitly denies muslim refugees from these seven countries from entering the U.S.
Thousands of Global Citizens around the world have already rallied support against the refugee ban, but in order to move forward, we must get members of Congress to do the same.
Some influential Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee – who are responsible for representing global issues – have kept silent on President Trump’s executive order to ban refugees.
It’s time we break the silence by letting them know that we support refugees.
The United States is a melting pot, home to refugees of a variety of cultures and creeds. Our nation’s foundation is built on individuals who went searching for a better life, and found it in the United States of America. The diversity of the U.S. gives it strength, and provides a rich environment for rigorous political debate and a strong democracy.
Call on these Silent Senators and urge them to support refugees regardless of religion.
As Global Citizens, we need to send a strong and clear message to our elected leaders to act now.
Silence is NOT okay.