Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2 pm Eastern Time
with Rev. Terri Hord-Owens, and other Disciples Leaders
This week, Rev. Sharon Stanley-Rea was
in USA Today, sharing our
disappointment with the Administration's low proposed refugee resettlement numbers of 18,000, and announcing a new refugee ban for FY2020.
And, Here Are 5 TOP THINGS We Can Do THIS WEEK, While Congress Is Home:
1.JOIN IN THE "#BLACKOUT4REFUGEES" THIS MONDAY, ON SOCIAL MEDIA!:
Across the U.S., people who care about refugees are taking a stand online Monday, Oct. 7, as part of a campaign called: #BLACKOUT4REFUGEES. We’re calling on Congress to refuse the proposed refugee cuts, which would harm tens of thousands of lives and destroy the U.S. refugee resettlement program. Go to
for more information, and to sign a Congressional petition. Follow RIM on Twitter @StanleyRea, Retweet, and help amplify concern for refugees!
2.PLAN OR JOIN A REFUGEE SUPPORT ACTION
3.CALL & VISIT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES & SENATORS
Call House and Senate Judiciary Committee Members
, who are in charge of consulting with the administration, and urge them to strongly condemn a low admissions goal and call for a robust refugee admissions goal of 95,000 in FY20. Call and visit. Please lift up the
signed by more than 360 state and local government officials and
map of support
efugees from all 50 states. And, ASK YOUR LOCAL AND STATE LEADERS TO MAKE PUBLIC STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT IF THEY HAVE NOT YET!
4.SHARE HOW YOUR CHURCH HAS WELCOMED REFUGEES:
Fill out this brief form
if you have ever resettled or helped welcome refugees—and we will follow up with how we NEED your help more than ever to help the US refugee resettlement program SURVIVE in this time!!
5.SHOW DISCIPLES SUPPORT FOR REFUGEES
by sending your local and national leaders our
passed at our recent General Assembly.