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VICTORY: Anti-Refugee Measure Defeated in Congress

Something important happened last week: We stopped Congress from slamming the door on Syrian families seeking refuge. Against the odds, compassion and our best American values prevailed—beating out fear, hate-baiting, and xenophobia.1 It didn’t just happen. We fought for it. And we won. In the middle of this holiday season, we wanted to share what […]

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Tell Congress: More Funding for Syrian Refugees

Help War RefugeesNearly 60 million people worldwide have been driven from their homes by war and persecution. Half of the displaced are children. For once, instead of spending billions on war, we can use our resources to provide humanitarian relief and save lives. Call Congress and demand they do more by supporting the Graham-Leahy bill […]

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Thousands Join MoveOn’s #AmericaWelcomes Campaign, Showing That Refugees Are Welcome In Their Communities And Urging Obama Administration to Welcome 100,000 Refugees

Senate Democratic Whip Richard Durbin and several governors have joined the call for admitting more Syrian refugees. *** See photos from thousands of MoveOn members across the country here, including school groups, 100 people on the steps of the Idaho capitol, and more: https://AmericaWelcomes.us *** The AmericaWelcomes effort includes an online photo campaign, donations to […]

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MoveOn urges Obama administration to increase the number of Syrian refugees to at least 100,000 by end of 2015

Anna Galland, executive director of MoveOn.org Civic Action, had the following statement in response to President Obama’s directive for the United States to welcome at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the next fiscal year: “Today, President Obama has set far too low a goal for Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States. While we appreciate […]

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