URGENT House vote to Dismantle Refugee Program Thurs, Nov. 19

It is tragic, but no surprise that members of Congress are using the attacks in Paris as an excuse to close our borders to fleeing Syrians. Now is not the time to turn a cold shoulder to people in need. These refugees are victims of terror, not terrorists. They are fleeing the same violence that was perpetrated on innocent victims in Paris.

Call your Representative today and tell him/her to vote against efforts to slam the door on Syrian refugees. The number is 844-735-1362.

The House leadership is scheduling a quick vote on Thursday November 19 on HR 4038 which is designed to halt the refugee program until massive changes are implemented. This could set the program back by years.

In the wake of last week’s attacks, United for Peace and Justice remains determined to oppose US militarism in all its manifestations, to support inclusive diplomacy and to urge a massive redirection of resources to aid the millions of men, women and children rendered homeless by the proliferating wars.

HR 4038 is a harsh, unnecessary step in the wrong direction.

Call your Representative today and tell him/her to vote against efforts to slam the door on Syrian refugees. The number is 844-735-1362.

To stay posted on future legislation, email rustiandgael@unitedforpeace.org

Click here to listen to the audio recording of this week’s national briefing call on Syria, featuring Phyllis Bennis. Sponsored by PDAmerica, PDAction, and United for Peace and Justice.

Click here to find out more about Phyllis’s upcoming webinar:  “Understanding ISIS: Paris, Beirut, and U.S. Policy”.

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