Take Action Tuesday: Here’s What You Can Do Right Now

Take Action Tuesday: Here’s What You Can Do Right Now

2/14/17

With more than 65 million people currently displaced around the globe, many from the countries included in that ban, we’re in the midst of the worst refugee crisis the world has ever known. That’s something we should all be protesting. 

CARE has been spoken out about the executive order on immigration because, as Michelle Nunn, CARE’s president and CEO said, “Not only will this order put significant numbers of individuals fleeing conflict and persecution at immediate risk, but it will also harm our relations around the world. Frontline states, such as Jordan, struggle to keep their borders open to millions of people just trying to survive.  Should the U.S. not live up to our humanitarian commitments, we could compromise relationships that are vital to our national interests.”  

That’s why we’re relieved that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the suspension of the executive order.  We’re grateful that thousands of vulnerable women, children and refugees will be able to get the help they deserve and that at least for now, we’re able to continue America’s tradition of helping people less fortunate than ourselves. 

CARE believes the “refugee ban” stands in direct opposition to the core values that America has always represented.  We stand by the statement Emma Lazarus made in her poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty:

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

In other words, we believe America is Better Than The Ban.  What can you do today to make a difference for refugees?  If you have:

  • 2 minutes – Watch our #BetterThanTheBan video and share it on Facebook and Twitter.

  • 15 minutes – Visit the CARE website to study up on the global refugee crisis and what we can do to stop it.

  • 50 minutes – Listen to CARE Action’s podcast with Meredith Walker from Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls Organization about changing the world by being yourself.  Then, share it on social media. 

If you're really ready to take your advocacy to the next level - book your next trip to D.C for May 22 - 24th for our 15th National CARE Conference. We'll teach you how to advocate for policies that make a difference and give you the opportunity to lobby for the world we want to live in.  Whether you're a beginner or an old pro, our three-day conference gives you the skills and information you need to speak up on Capitol Hill and make change happen.  Join us for the experience of a lifetime!

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