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New York State Senate Passes Resolution Supporting Refugees

The New York State Senate passed a resolution today proclaiming support for the resettlement of refugees and urging other states to support similar efforts nationwide. The resolution also calls on Governor Cuomo to formally proclaim New York’s recognition of World Refugee Day on June 20.

‘Give a Home’: Massive global concert series will show solidarity with refugees

A thousand musicians will perform in people’s homes in more than 200 cities globally for a first-of-its-kind day of concerts to unite people in welcoming refugees, Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds announced today, marking World Refugee Day.

Philando Castile Case Highlights Desperate Need for Reform of Lethal Force Laws

Following today’s acquittal of Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez, who killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop last year and whose death was broadcast on Facebook Live by his girlfriend, Amnesty International USA researcher Justin Mazzola made the following statement:

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