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World Refugee Day Rally at the White House


Tuesday 20th of June 2017
6:30 pm-6:30 pm
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The White House, Washington, DC, 20001

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Please join us for a rally in front of the White House on World Refugee Day, June 20th at 5 PM, to tell the Trump Administration that we support refugees. Our message is clear—“No hate. No Fear. Refugees are welcome here.”

Each year, communities around the world mark World Refugee Day on June 20th by celebrating the benefits that refugees bring to our communities. This year, we will also use the occasion to denounce the discriminatory policies of the Trump Administration and urge our elected officials to join us in supporting refugees here in the U.S. as well as those abroad. As we witness the largest refugee crisis in recorded history, with over 65 million people displaced around the world, we urge the President and Congress to commit to resettling at least 75,000 refugees in 2018.

Faith communities, advocacy groups, business leaders, legal and security experts, and other allies will join immigrants and refugees at the White House to share how their communities support refugees and attest to the United States’ proud tradition of welcoming and protecting refugees.

Please contact Noel ([email protected]) or Liza ([email protected]) with any questions, and click here to add your organization to the list of cosponsors. Don’t forget to bring signs, t-shirts, buttons, stickers, etc. to show your support for refugees!

WHAT: World Refugee Day Rally at the White House

WHEN: Tuesday, June 20th at 5:00 PM

WHERE: Lafayette Square, Pennsylvania Ave NW & 16th St NW

SPEAKERS (list in formation):
Refugees & Asylum Seekers
Faith Leaders
Legal Experts
Business Leaders
Advocates

COSPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS (list in formation):
American Baptist Home Missions Societies
Amnesty International USA
Arab American Institute
Arkansas United Community Coalition
The Asylum Seeker Assistance Project
Atlas: DIY
CASA
Center for American Progress
Center on Immigration and Child Welfare
Center for Victims of Torture
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Refugee and Immigration Ministries
Christian Community Development Association
Church World Service
Council for Global Equality
DC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Dulles Justice Coalition
Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM)
Faith in Public Life
Fondasyon Mapou
Franciscan Action Network
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Interfaith Alliance
Interfaith Worker Justice
Greater New York Labor Religion Coalition
HIAS
Human Rights Campaign
International Refugee Assistance Project
International Rescue Committee
Jakara Movement
Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
Jewish Labor Committee
Latin America Working Group (LAWG)
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue – Jewish Theological Seminary
National Council of Jewish Women
National Immigration Law Center
National Religious Campaign Against Torture
Oxfam
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Promise Arizona
Public Counsel
Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES)
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)
STAND: The Student-Led Movement to End Mass Atrocities
Torture Abolition Survivor Support Coalition (TASSC)
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
United We Dream
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
We Belong Together
Win Without War