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Calls Needed: Democrats Voted to Slam Door on Refugees

On November 19, fear trumped compassion and common sense in the House of Representatives. 289 legislators voted for the so-called “American SAFE Act,” a bill that effectively slams the door on innocent women, children, and families fleeing from Syria and Iraq. The House betrayed our country’s moral obligation to open our arms to those in need. They let us down. But we can’t remain silent. We can’t hold back. We can’t let the fear-mongering of partisan politics get in the way of helping the most vulnerable.

47 House Democrats joined Republicans to pass this shameful anti-refugee bill with a veto-proof majority. We need you to call them now (scroll down for contact information).

Tell the Representative’s office:

“I am disappointed that the Congressperson voted for H.R. 4038, the so-called ‘American SAFE Act,’ which would effectively slam the door on Syrian refugees. I urge your office to stand on the right side of history, resist fear-mongering, and welcome refugees.”

Here’s the truth: Shutting out refugees doesn’t make America safer. It only fuels hatred at home and resentment around the world. But the American people are scared. And they’re being misled by shameless politicians pandering to hate. Members of Congress know full well the intense screening process that refugees undergo. That’s why we need to fight back now, before this gets out of control. We have seen this movie before, and we know how it ends. Not only does it trample on core American values, it leads to the loss of many thousands of US lives and trillions of dollars. We need to unite our nation behind values like the Golden Rule, not divide it with fear and politics-as-usual.

President Francois Hollande is doing the right thing: he promised to accept 30,000 more Syrians– AFTER the brutal attacks in Paris. President Obama is doing the right thing: he just promised to veto this dangerous House bill. Now we need Congress to do the right thing by standing with the innocent families fleeing the horrific violence in Syria and Iraq.

Will you stand with refugees by calling these Representatives right now?

  1. Rep. Pete Aguilar (Calif.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-3201
  2. Rep. Brad Ashford (Neb.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-4155
  3. Rep. Ami Bera (Calif.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-5716
  4. Rep. Sanford Bishop (Ga.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-3631
  5. Rep. Julia Brownley (Calif.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-5811
  6. Rep. Cheri Bustos (Ill.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-5905
  7. Rep. John Carney (Del.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-4165
  8. Rep. Gerry Connolly (Va.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-1492
  9. Rep. Jim Cooper (Tenn.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-4311
  10. Rep. Jim Costa (Calif.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-3341
  11. Rep. Joe Courtney (Conn.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-2076
  12. Rep. Henry Cuellar (Texas) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-1640
  13. Rep. John Delaney (Md.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-2721
  14. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (Texas) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-4865
  15. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-4906
  16. Rep. John Garamendi (Calif.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-1880
  17. Rep. Gwen Graham (Fla.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-5235
  18. Rep. Gene Green (Texas) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-1688
  19. Rep. Janice Hahn (Calif.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-8220
  20. Rep. Jim Himes (Conn.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-5541
  21. Rep. Steve Israel (N.Y.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-3335
  22. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (Ohio) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-4146
  23. Rep. Bill Keating (Mass.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-3111
  24. Rep. Ron Kind (Wis.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-5506
  25. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (N.H.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-5206
  26. Rep. Jim Langevin (R.I.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-2735
  27. Rep. Dan Lipinski (Ill.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-5701
  28. Rep. Dave Loebsack (Iowa) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-6576
  29. Rep. Stephen Lynch (Mass.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-8273
  30. Rep. Sean Maloney (N.Y.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-5441
  31. Rep. Patrick Murphy (Fla.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-3026
  32. Rep. Rick Nolan (Minn.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-6211
  33. Rep. Donald Norcross (N.J.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-6501
  34. Rep. Scott Peters (Calif.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-0508
  35. Rep. Collin Peterson (Minn.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-2165
  36. Rep. Jared Polis (Colo.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-2161
  37. Rep. Kathleen Rice (N.Y.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-5516
  38. Rep. Raul Ruiz (Calif.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-5330
  39. Rep. Tim Ryan (Ohio) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-5261
  40. Rep. Kurt Schrader (Ore.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-5711
  41. Rep. David Scott (Ga.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-2939
  42. Rep. Terri Sewell (Ala.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-2665
  43. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-9888
  44. Rep. Louise Slaughter (N.Y.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-3615
  45. Rep. Marc Veasey (Texas) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-9897
  46. Rep. Filemon Vela (Texas) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-9901
  47. Rep. Tim Walz (Minn.) Twitter|Facebook
    Phone: 202-225-2472


H/T Mollie Reilly and Nick Wing for compiling the contact information.

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