Pass a Resolution

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It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the scope of the world’s refugee crisis. Passing a Refugees Welcome resolution is one concrete step you can take right in your own community.

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Refugees Welcome resolutions are official, non-binding declarations of support for refugees that you can pass in your city or school.

Here are four reasons to consider passing a resolution in your community:

1. INFLUENCE OFFICIALS

Passing resolutions around the country shows elected officials that constituents like you support refugee resettlement, which can influence their actions.

2. CHANGE STARTS AT HOME

The process of getting a resolution passed can increase awareness and knowledge within your community, combat xenophobia, and generate local press, which your elected officials follow closely.

3. IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE

The US should lead the world in welcoming refugees, but our government is instead choosing to meet unprecedented need with minimal support. Officials must hear voices in support of refugees to be motivated to speak out.

4. NOT IN OUR NAME

Elected officials need to know that they don’t speak in our name when they vote to keep refugees out of the country.

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