Monday, November 23, 2015

Letter to elected officials

Thank you for using Friends Committee on National Legislation Mail System.

Message sent to the following recipients:
Representative McHenry
Senator Burr
Senator Tillis

November 18, 2015

Please support continued resettlement of Syrian refugees in the U.S.

As a nation of immigrants, we have a proud history of demonstrating our leadership by welcoming those fleeing violence and persecution. We have an ethical and moral obligation to live our values and be a light and home for those fleeing terror, without regard to their religious or ethnic background.

As we witness increased anti-refugee and anti-Muslim rhetoric, this is an incredibly critical period for us to respond and ensure that we do not turn our backs on the hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees who are fleeing violence and persecution themselves.  The U.S. government
rigorously screens all refugees resettled here. Of the millions of refugees resettled in the U.S. since 1980, not one has committed an act of terrorism in the U.S.

The United States has a long history of welcoming refugees, I hope you will not shut the door to refugees seeking haven in the U.S., regardless of their religion or ethnic background.

Link to FCNL website to send this letter.

Of course, I had to send a follow-up letter telling them how disappointed I was in their vote.

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