So who are the refugee resettlement contractors targeting on the Hill today and in to next week?
Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 15, 2016
This isn’t about anything other than money for them (from you)—for salaries, for offices, for travel, and to pay for their lobbyists who in turn look for more money to promote their political views. Originally the Refugee Act was supposed to be about a public/private partnership, but the contractors now rely almost completely on your money.
Here (below) is who is being targeted by the refugee industry today.
You should be calling too! As soon as I see any news about their postcard dump, I’ll post it!
From Refugees Welcome:
Take Action TODAY: Tell House and Senate Leadership to Increase Refugee Funding
Here’s a sample of what to say: “As Congress considers Fiscal Year 2017 funding, I urge them to increase funding for the Office of Refugee Resettlement and the Migration and Refugee Assistance account to support refugee assistance overseas and refugee resettlement in the United States, over and above last year’s levels. Resettlement in one of the ways the U.S. can lead by example and leverage international support for refugees. My community welcomes refugees, and I urge Congress to increase funding for refugee protection and resettlement.”
- House Appropriations Chair Harold Rogers (R-KY-5): (202) 225-4601 / @RepHalRogers
- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY): (202) 224-2541 / @SenateMajLdr
Mississippi: Senate Appropriations Chair Thad Cochran (R-MS): (202) 224-5054 / @SenThadCochran
Missouri: Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO): (202) 224-5721 / @RoyBlunt
Oklahoma: Representative Tom Cole (R-OK-4): (202) 225-6165 / @TomColeOK04
South Carolina: Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC): (202) 224-5972 / @LindseyGrahamSC
Texas: Representative Kay Granger (R-TX-12): (202) 225-5071/ @RepKayGranger
Wisconsin: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI-1): (202) 225-3031 / @SpeakerRyan
Even if your state is not represented, please call House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today!
You can also tweet your Senator/Representative: “.@SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE, show that #AmericaWelcomes by supporting increased funds to resettle #refugees! #RefugeesWelcome”
See my tag ‘Where is Congress’ for everything I’ve written in the last two weeks on this funding issue.