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Five Days of Action to Stand with Immigrants & Refugees

      

 

Following the devastating actions of President Trump this past week, New Yorkers banded together to stand up for immigrants and refugees. Help us keep the momentum going!  With reports that the Trump administration may take even more anti-immigrant actions in the next week, it is more important than ever for us to make our voices heard.

Here are five things you can do in the next five days to stand up and support immigrant and refugee communities:  

  • Tonight:  Flood social media with demands to reverse President Trump’s harmful and un-American executive orders and call out New York Congressional Reps who support these orders, like Rep. Peter King and Rep. Lee Zeldin of Long Island, Rep. Claudia Tenney of Utica, and Rep. Tom Reed of Ithaca. Say thank you to Rep. Grace Meng of Queens for introducing legislation to repeal the ban on refugees.

.@repleezeldin @realDonaldTrump's Exec Orders are un-American & unconstitutional. I call on you to stand up for what’s right! #NoBanNoWall

.@reppeteking @realDonaldTrump's EOs are immoral and just wrong. Reverse your position! #NoBanNoWall #OurNY @thenyic

.@claudiatenney @realDonaldTrump's Exec Orders are wrong! Refugees make your district stronger! #NoBanNoWall #OurNY

.@reptomreed @realDonaldTrump's Exec Orders are dangerous - Refugees need to be integrated not excluded! #NoBanNoWall #OurNY

Thank you @RepGraceMeng for legislation repealing @realDonaldTrump’s unconstitutional Exec Order #NoBanNoWall http://bit.ly/2jrSX5U #OurNY

  • Tomorrow: Voice your opposition to unqualified and anti-immigrant nominees, particularly Attorney General nominee Senator Jeff Sessions. Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos will be voted on by the full Senate any day now, we need you to call and tweet at moderate Republican senators like Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowsi ASAP. We are also standing by for an announcement about a Supreme Court pick tonight.  If this individual is outside the mainstream and has voiced unconstitutional xenophobic views, we’ll need to mount resistance immediately.

.@senatorcollins Protect our children's future - vote NO on @BetsyDeVos for Secretary of Education #NoDevos #OurNY

.@lisamurkowski vote no on @BetsyDeVos - she's dangerous for our schools, children and country #NoDeVos #OurNY

  • Thursday: Donate to immigrant advocacy organizations. The NYIC and our members need your support now more than ever.
  • Friday: Join us for Jummah prayer at JFK Airport, standing in solidarity with our Muslim neighbors, those detained in airports across the US, and those unable to fly home. We will circulate further details, but plan to arrive by 11:45 a.m. outside the Terminal 4 Arrivals Hall.

  • Saturday: Host a postcard party! Social media is great, but handwritten letters have a much greater impact. Invite family and friends over to tell your representatives that you demand justice for immigrant communities.  Messages can be as short as a sentence or two about recent executive orders, pending nominees, and why the first two weeks of the Trump presidency don’t represent the values of America. Click here to find address of your congress person.

We at the NYIC are so grateful for your support, and for everyone in our great State who believes in opportunity & justice for all.  This is Our New York. 

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