STAND WITH REFUGEES
On May 3rd — after months of delay — President Biden followed through on his promise to set a refugee admissions goal of 62,500 for the remainder of fiscal year 2021. Now, we must make sure that the administration does everything in its power to meet this goal, beginning with the 715 refugees who had their flights cancelled in March.
It is vital that the administration welcome as many refugees as possible for the remainder of this fiscal year under the new refugee admissions goal and honor its commitment to set a refugee admissions goal of 125,000 next fiscal year. We need your help to make sure President Biden fulfills his promise to rebuild and strengthen the refugee resettlement program. Make your voice heard to commend the administration for increasing the refugee admissions goal and to urge Congress and the administration to invest in rebuilding the U.S capacity to welcome.
Here are the top 3 ways to take action:
Click above to be connected with your 2 Senators and 1 Representative via email or by phone.
Click above for a social media toolkit from our partners at Refugee Council USA to use on your social media platforms!
Write an opinion editorial, a letter to the editor, a blog, or something for your newsletter, click above for some great talking points you can use.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP
You can help ensure refugees have access to everything they need towards becoming self-sufficient in their new communities by volunteering or donating. Click below to learn more!
LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT WE DO
Refugee Services is proud to serve refugees, asylees, survivors of trafficking and other displaced people. Click here to learn more about all of the programs RST has to offer!
Educating yourself is the first step towards successfully supporting your refugee neighbors. Check out the list below of resources to learn more about refugees and the resettlement process:
RST does not currently have any calls to action for our supporters, however, several national and international organizations offer ways for you to voice your support. Click below to learn how:
SHARE YOUR SUPPORT
Being open and vocal about your support for refugees in the community is one of the easiest ways you can make an impact! Share this video from UNHCR on social media to let your friends know that you stand #withrefugees.